Men in the street

Men in the streets

In 1999 I developed my own kind of Genre-painting. Images of ‘ordinary’ men on the street with dogs,children, buildings, an occasional passer-by. I do not portray actual persons, the men I paint are types. Because of that the faces are merely sketched-in. These paintings are scenes of everyday life as I see it, in them I give clues about things I find important, by painting some things more ‘real’ than others. The shoes, a piece of clothing, a dog or a child, plastic carrier bags, everything that can help create the atmosphere that I want.

The paintings are all ‘life-size’, approximately two meters high and with differing widths