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Vemod

The more I cover myself the more the sorrow emerges

Projected and present

Sad and lonely

Reflected in the turquoise waters that watch over my dreams


Vemod is a Swedish word that describes a calm feeling of melancholic yearning for what has been lost. A sort of inner autumn that finds expression in especially beautiful natural landscapes.

Vemod is also a painting about bereavement.

It started as a self portrait through the signs of mourning in my face. But I couldn’t transmit the sadness. I gradually started covering it up, as one who hides a trauma they cannot resolve.

Acrylic on canvas.

60cm x 75cm x 2cm.

2016

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