Living map, oil on canvas
The starting point for the series was a visual situation I found myself in when traveling in Iceland. Standing on the slope of a hill, I could see the next one right in front of me. Upon experiencing that particular perspective of being “inside” the landscape while simultaneously remaining at a distance, with a wide overview of the scenery, its structure and landform, I named this space “a living map”. Such an ontologically ambiguous space, suspended between dimensions (the reality that surrounds us and its imaging/symbol), inspired my formal experiments within the realm of painting.