‘Slowed by the Sun’ invites viewers to step into a world where time is tangible and memories are vivid. This series of digital and physical paintings is a testament to the transformative power of light and the profound impact of solitude on the human spirit. The paintings explore the interplay between light and dark, the known and the unknown, the past and the present.
The project is born out of a deeply personal experience on an abandoned farm when the artist found himself in a space where the outside world was obscured, and time seemed to slow down, becoming almost palpable. This sensation of slowed time, of being hidden away from the world, is beautifully captured in each piece of the series.
The series is imbued with a sense of nostalgia, a longing for the simplicity and innocence of childhood. The artist draws upon his childhood memories of observing the world from a safe distance, hidden away in a barn loft. This sense of being an unseen observer, of watching life unfold like a movie, is a recurring theme in the series.
‘Slowed by the Sun’ is an exploration of time, memory, and the human condition. It is a reminder of the beauty that can be found in solitude, the clarity that comes with introspection, and the transformative power of light. It invites viewers to slow down, observe, remember, and feel.
Medium: Oil on canvas