First Love Last Love

Svein Koningen | Australia


Abstract expression

71" x 59" x 2.7"


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    Art Description:

    The painting 'First Love Last Love' is a larger work from the Brugge Belgium studio. The painting is from the first of a small series titled Passion Series. If you look into the work you can see white splashes which, to the viewer, are expressed as butterflies of love. I want people to remember the first fluttering of love, the first time you fall deeply madly in love. The painting has a big heart which embraces the work.

    Medium Used: Acrylic on Canvas

    Svein Koningen | Australia

    "A blank canvas becomes a story… the paint, the brush with the subconscious flow, all coming together creating on good days a vibrant abstract story on canvas. Exploring the relationship between colour combinations and texture, working intuitively using large palette knives then paring and scraping back paint revealing glimpses and stories within the larger abstract story.

    Heavy texture is the focus of the 2017 Paradisaea Series of seven paintings. The series is primarily abstract with the title being the name of the Birds of Paradise, from Papua New Guinea. The series title came after the completion of the works and seeing the colourful abstract birds in flight.

    Change is a constant in my work and my life with movement the place to live giving new experiences which of course comes alive on the canvas in the studio. Moving my studio from Noosa Heads Australia to Bruges, Belgium and now, back to Australia. Moving forward with a new studio is once again the challenge with a blank canvas."