This painting and To new beginnings (Mt. Pilatus) are the result of a one month artist residency in Basel, Switzerland, in January 2017. Private collector David Mee asked me to do two large format paintings for his house in Downtown Basel. The loft was designed by Herzog & De Meuron, and it has been one of the most inspiring experiences to live and work in this place. The goal was to paint something perfectly balanced completely inspired by Nature´s perfection. I had recently made a journey to Indonesia and Norway, so the idea of opposites was very fresh.
B·A·L·A·N·C·E represents Summer, a swiss lake with its light greens and vivid colors. Winter is represented in the next painting, To new beginnings (Mt. Pilatus). During this trip I visited this peak in Switzerland, and it is truly one of the most amazing landscapes I have ever seen.
Watercolor and acrylic on canvas
200 x 150 cm