The color gradients and abstract reflections on the surface of the water are reminiscent of the works of Abstract Expressionism, or the New York School from the second half of the 20th century. This loose circle of artists with people like Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning or Jackson Pollock was looking for new ways of expressing their inner constitution. In mostly very large-format works, these artists tried on the one hand spontaneous improvisation with highly dynamic, energetic gestures, as well as a contemplative calm focus on color surfaces.

Interestingly, analogies in particular to color field painting in the reflective surfaces and soft delimitations of my «Borders» series are another example that art, as abstract as it may appear at first glance, very often has an equivalent in nature – and reflects the state of nature pretty much like the abstract works reflect the inner state of the artist. Maybe in one of the next blogs, I deal more with dynamic and energetic side of abstract expressionism and look for this in nature.

I do not believe that there was ever a question of being abstract or representational. It is really a matter of ending this silence and solitude, of breathing and stretching one’s arms again.

Mark Rothko, The Romantics were prompted, 1947/48