Paintings and smaller art works ( 2017)

For the last few months I have become engrossed in painting vintage photographs from the Berlin’s Mauerpark and Boxhanger Platz flea markets.  The everyday – yet enigmatic subjects – range from earnest Dresden ladies posing for a local hair salon and shy workers being photographed for their office magazine, to self conscious teenagers posing in their Sunday best. In the process of painting and rescuing these characters from obscurity, I became fascinated by the different elements in each fleeting moment …Especially the staged studio lighting, the choices of outfits and the subtle, at times self conscious, expressions hinting at other emotions which may be lurking under the surface…

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