When I travelled to Myanmar in end of January 2019, I was still hurting from the sale of my own boat in December. I had a deep passion and love for going out on the beautiful Pacific Ocean in the Northwest and enjoyed observing whales, dolphins and all the other animals that one can see in abundance here. The beauty of the coast made a deep impact on me.
When I started painting the boats and tall ships in the south of Burma, I was bit by bit able to heal from the deep sadness that I felt inside of me.
After four week trip I realized that I had found a new subject matter, that in odd way connected to my former more abstract shapes of the Instruments of a Lost Future. It became also obvious that this body of work will seamlessly fit in my never ending love affair with TIME and SPACE.
These boats look ages old, but could also sail the waters in a distant horrifying future.
This painting above is the first of six large watercolours. All in the same size, 44,5×60 inch. They will depict boats or other vehicles in an abstract space.
The watercolour below shows a Hpa-An gravel digging ship. It is painted on handmade Indian watercolour paper. 30x40inch.
Another, smaller work in this series is the cargo-motorcycle below. There are a lot of interesting means of transportation in Myanmar. Perfect for my watercolours.
After the interesting artist symposium in São Paulo in 2017 and the following exhibition in Nuremberg, where Pontecultura e.V., an exchange Non-Profit art association is situated, there will be happening a continuation of the 2017 theme in September 2019 in Belem, North Brazil.
For this occasion I want to revisit 2017 and then explain my newest body of work and how it connects with the topic.
We started in 2017 with an exhibition in Espaço Nexus , São Paulo where I showed these three works from my Instruments of a Lost Future series. This series. More of this in terms of size very versatile series can be seen on my website.
After the exhibition we spent roughly a week in the wonderful house of fellow artist Damara Bianconi with talks excursions , movies and of course working towards the Territorios theme.
On this little table I started my love affair with the very demanding medium watercolour and it has been an increasingly pleasant relationship, between my Schmincke Watercolour pad, the paper, and me.
I traveled to Germany the same year in September, with art from my new body of work:
Of Bots, Drones and other Invasive Species.
Shortly after this exhibition the conversation about bringing this subject back to Brazil and having an exhibition in Belem on the Amazon started.