The series "Holzweg" are paintings of forests. Holzwege in German means “wood-ways” and refers to these paths created by woodcutters in the forest. These paths often stop abruptly in some place in the forest where the wood was untrodden. These wood-way seems to be leading nowhere. The expression “auf einem Holzweg zu sein” means “to be on the wrong track”. These paintings are about perception. What is being painted does not appear directly to the viewers, the eyes are uncertain of what is being shown. There is an ambiguity as to what is being seen but after a while things appear in their clarity. Click twice on the thumbnails below for a larger view.
These paintings explore depth and slow movement. There are often large format. The idea is to submerge the viewer into something. It is also about the present; a place and time that is real and current, and that we often forget to appreciate. They should lead the viewer to experience a perception of the reality where the self and what is being painted seem to merge into something else. Click twice on the thumbnails below for a larger view.