2007 started completely abstract. I remember that in that time I used painting mainly to relax from work. I had no energy to work out figures and render representational detail. I just wanted to paint and compose light and colors.
Form returned only hesitantly into my paintings.
My big project of the year was 'Trapped!' for which I chose a classic approach. I did a lot of conceptual drawings and preliminary planning for this painting. It turned out to be an accomplished artwork but I remember that during that time I was unhappy with the result because it lacked a lot of the qualities that I had become used to in my abstract paintings.
I clearly remember that the rest of the year became a contant struggle for me between abstract and representational painting. I also started with digital sculpting in 2007 which resulted in a lot of highly representational 3D models. Looking back at it now, it seems to me that I performed sort of a countermovement in my paintings by concentrating more on simplicity and abstraction.
Near the end of 2007, my paintings became really reduced.
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