2014 – 2015 I thought you were a star but it turned out you were a fire, burning like a hole in the night

In my latest project I have been interested to discuss issues related to the looting of art during World War II, which consequences extend until today.

Item 27(Transposing), acrylic, tempera and oil on linen, 140 x 106 cm, 2013

In an attempt at connecting our cultural heritage to identity aspects, I have tried to relate to these events by stepping out of my own position as an artist-consider it from the outside by drawing parallels to my own art practice.

In Item 27(Transposing) the soldier in the middle holds up an unknown painting. This is another version of one of my paintings Item 33(Erosion) that is missing. Perhaps it has been stolen, destroyed or exchanged? The soldier is flanked by two other soldiers who have seized a well-known painting by Picasso and a painting by Boucher, two of Art History’s iconic men.

Item 33(Erosion) , tempera and oil on linen, 83 x 56 cm, 2013-2014

Installation view, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, 2015

Installation view with several paintings in various dimensions and props.

Item 15 (Mother & Son), after a painting of Raphaël; scratched oil on linen, golden frame and plaster, 2015

Item 22(Damaged),  oil on linen, 18 x 13 cm, 2013

Item 28(Athena), oil, sourmilk and pigment on board, 29 cm diameter, 2014

Installation view, Skåne Konstförening. Item 16 (Purifyning II) hangs from the ceiling in front of a lamp, 2015.

Item 15 (Twilight), oil on linen, 86 x 58 cm, 2015

Installation view, Skånes Konstförening, 2015.

Item 23 (Shadows, oil on linen, 105 x 65 cm, 2013

Item 22 (Purifying II), oil on a window, carpentry paint, ropes, lamp, 50 x 45 cm, 2015

Installation view with  Item 22 (Grey shades) oil, sourmilk and pigments on linen,  stones, 265 x 200 cm, Skånes Konstförening, 2015