A rhapsody as an epic poem was recited by wandering singers in ancient greece. What was particular about them was that the singer would pick certain pieces of the poem to make his own version of it. A stitched story, so to say, rhapsody means that it is highly improvised and spontaneous.
I use this title for my new series because i like to reference the old figures, goddess statues as well as many other elements, stitching together new forms of being – the more unconscious one – soaked up in feelings, the more rational one – playing consciously with those forms and the contemporary one which is influenced by both. And this is always a bit unsettling, i find.
The oil color can be applied very gentle or very rough, spread over the canvas daringly. I like the change of my recent works towards bright colors which i already made in my series Gardens of Delight. And hello: How great of an experience is it to fill up a huge canvas??! My biggest canvas so far! Welcome to my new Series „Modern Rhapsody with the blink of an eye.“