has created a universe where the baroque symbols, such as
peeled lemons, hourglasses, unlit candles, and skulls, have
been replaced by a more contemporary repertoire. The most
obvious difference being between things and people from
the real world contra comic strip characters.
His many scantily-clad women, swans, porcelain objects,
and clouds are painted in a very convincing lifelike manner
while the comic strip characters, mainly taken from Herges
Tintin, are painted with a clearly defined outline that
makes them appear flat on the canvas. A difference that
is almost tangible.
By Tom Jorgensen