Mannerheim Crossing A River Naked In Poland, 2020

Acrylics on linen, 50x70cm

Massive-ish project starting from December 2019 with ideation of the painting. Most work was done in Spring 2020. The painting contains esoteric elements, including symbolism to rebirth and baptism. The background gold vines are inspired by orthodox church decorations.

In order to maximize the difference of background and vines, I ordered special black pigment – apparently the third most black black in the world. They make the reflective gold paint pop out really nicely.

The piece is still for sale at the time of this writing (7.7.2020).