There has long been a phrase in my ideas treasure chest: burning snow. I’m not sure if this is a creation from myself. Probably born out of my intellectual confrontation with Schubert’s “Winterreise“. It can just as well come from a poem or even a pop song.
It doesn’t really matter either. When I heard the Talking Heads about Burning down the house again it became an obsession and then the whole thing became “Burning down the snow“.
Since, after many years, I grappled with surrealism again, there are obviously influences from this corner too.
I’m not sure if I can say the painting is one hundred percent successful, but it sure has some strong ideas.
Above all, my attempt to provoke doubts in the viewer by contrasting photorealistic associations with abstract or seemingly random spots.
And if you like Talking Heads and haven’t enjoyed this one for a while; here we go:
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