Sunday, April 4, 2021

Air and Light #2

Air and Light #2, 2021, oil on linen, 61 x 51 cm

I've always liked paintings of light entering empty interiors, they have the effect of being about something else other than rooms. Artists like Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth and Wilhelm Hammershoi have painted memorable works on the subject.

Wim Wenders, a film maker who has been inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper, responded to Hopper’s work where he says,


‘The only subject is the light as an existential condition of man. There’s no need to paint a person, light suffices, it produces us’. 

For me, this says it all, light and space being representative of something within ourselves, something you can't touch and yet something that is us.