ANNE TOMPURIPaintings 12.3.2011 – 3.4.2011
These paintings are based on a juxtaposition of two elements: light and darkness. Although at first they may seem like straightforward landscapes, the landscape is just the starting point for the visual and thematic concept. The works reflect personal experiences and feelings. I work intuitively, and I hope that these paintings are experienced emotionally.
Often a coincidence (accident) and the insight that follows provide a new direction for the painting I am working on. What may seem like an accident can give shape to an idea that has long been subconscious. Of course, painting on the basis of such insights is something that cannot be rushed; it must happen in its own time. You just have to believe that it will happen.
When viewing my latest paintings and trying to interpret them in retrospect, I notice that I have gradually been moving towards a new form of expression. This is particularly true in my series of paintings entitled "Through the Dense Darkness". A chain of events that seems simple is in fact neither clear nor straightforward. Working in front of a painting in the peace and quiet of my studio is actually uncertain fumbling and stumbling, just like all other human development.