Silence and The City

2019 – 2020 / Oil on linen / 70 x 70 x 4,5 cm (aluminium stretchers)

‘When walking through New York City I was struck by the contrast of these silent places, like this church (St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church), and the vibrant life rushing by. I like to think about these churches as houses of silence and light. I find it interesting that the high-rise buildings are built in a much later period than the church and seem to embrace the house of silence. It almost feels like a sort of utopian island within the city, where the promise for, and the longing to, the light and answers about our destination is kept in the middle of our daily lives. In the painting it is not about religion as an institute, but rather about its philosophy to become better persons, develop ourselves and move closer to the light.’