‘Mindscape #8’ is one of 9 paintings in the series called Mindscapes, a word made from the words Mind and Landscape. The series mission is exploring the inner landscapes of our minds.
Exploring the state of mind, the emotions, the underlying subconsciousness… Exploring the state of mind. The series of Mindscapes are about the thoughts, the emotions, the unknown, about the underlying landscape in our minds that is diffucult to grasp in a consciousness way .
Through the portraits, painted in a loose and almost abstract way, I try to induce an emotion in the viewer, connecting the figure in the painting with the viewer at an emotional level, exposing the state of mind, the mindscape of the figure, to the viewer.
All the portraits named “Mindscape #…” are all painted up-side down. Meaning I have not seen the painting the correct way during the painting process. In doing so, I concentrate more about the strokes, the emotions, and about closing the gap to the viewer.