Evoking, Copenhagen 2012
Evoking/Fremkaldt - “Fremkaldt” is a Danish word that can mean “to develop” as in developing photos in a darkroom, and this painting series were made like in a darkroom, since I could not see them while making them because they are washes of acrylic and ink and on the canvas they have mirror-like surfaces and you can only see the image once the water has evaporated, so it’s painting developed through evaporation. This evaporation and working with fluid paints resembles a kind of alchemy and therefore Evoking can also mean to evoke spirits, have connotations of the supernatural and uncanny. Apart from the formal aspect it is about fractal theory and the Fibonacci system, how patterns and images reoccur in seemingly different places. In macrocosms’ and microcosms everything looks the same. The paintings might as well be tiny cells in a Petri dish as well a picture from outer space. Images from inside of the human body reoccurs in astronomic phenomena. It adds a layer to the meaning of the series that I am a human (a physical presence) existing within a body in space and making those forms; placing myself in the universe making objects that look both like the physicality inside me and the physicality surrounding me. In that sense, it does not matter if you view the world as a natural scientist, atheist, agnostic or religious– what is interesting is a systems more intelligent than us, exists in apparent chaos.