‘Images that I cannot immediately fathom, intrigue me often than a picture that tells a clear defined message ore complete story’.

My paintings resemble pictures which are covered with a layer of ice. Through the use of beeswax, the vague layered performances have a transparant and immaterial
appearance. It also makes the painting more into a wall object. The warm wax with pigments flow through and over each other to show that I often do not know where it will go, at least initially. It is the material that asks me what to do.
Images that I can not immediately fathom, intrigue me often more than a picture that tells a clear defined message, or complete story. The presentation should tell a story raising questings for the viewer, or just be there with something you want to leave: emotion, thoughts, or memories.
This way I also work on my paintings, I build up the leayers like some kind of labour in which memorial images are part of the painting process. Thanks to the transparancy of the wax you can, in a way, penetrate the painting. There is a certain depth, but you don’t know where it ends, and what is in it.

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Suus shows in this series how translucent the water can be, how soft, agile, but also so unpredictable and soothing, and so Dutch.

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