For me, experiencing the landscape is first and foremost an experience of space. When I took this picture, the whole landscape was shimmering, making the mountainous landscape in the background seem to dissolve in the colours of the scene. The whole landscape vibrated in the warm glow of the sun. The serie Ex-Landscape consists of 5 screen prints, in which I use the same photographic motif each time. The photos are silkscreened in several layers on top of each other by means of a coarse line grid. Because of the interferences between the lines and the colours, a glow appears from a certain distance, like a new colour on top of the work. As you approach the work as a spectator, the space seems to break open from a recognizable visual motif into a more abstract experience of space and color. At the same time, an image is also embedded in a historical space, a mental space and a contemporary space. The image of the Dead Sea turns red and ends with the title of the work on the last image with at the bottom, also the words sadness and desire. Two words that seem inextricably linked. This work, for me, alludes both to the romantic experience of the landscape and to its tragic experience, without actually depicting it.
Ex-Landscape, series of 5 screenprints 100 x 70 cm (x5), 2018