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February 7, 2013

Working title: Go West (teaser)

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Today I finished the 2nd piece in the series “Distance of War” for my upcoming exhibition. The idea to include helicopters into the drone series came after reading the news about Russia sending a new shipment of MI-24 attack helicopters to Syria a few months ago. I have not followed up on that shipment. I just hope they never arrived because this kind of airmail is killing dreams.

The piece has multiple colours, ink stamped on acrylic paper and contains the words: Inbox, Glasnost, Syria, Hind, Killing, Dreams

January 23, 2013

Teaser: U.S Airmail, 5 Cent, Distance of War

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It has been a great start of the new year. Two exhibitions already booked for the first half of the year and today I finished my first piece for 2013. This one will be part of a bigger project I am working on which I call “Distance of War”.  First one out is the U.S Airmail, 5 Cent, made in ink on paper. As for now it only needs some touch-ups and then it is ready for launch. I will only give you a teaser since it will be part of the upcoming exhibition. Anyway, enjoy and let me know what you think.

Also, I am very happy to be back. Looking forward to see all of you in real life. Until the, duck and shelter!

October 3, 2012

Dull, Dirty and Dangerous

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I meet an UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle aka drone) engineer not too long ago. Before he quit his job he told me about how he was developing self-improving and intelligent communication systems between drones for search and rescue operations. His research was later sold and handed over for further research to the US military and that is when he resigned. I don´t know this guy very well but his decision made me happy.

US Airmail, 2012, ink on paper, 52 X 74 cm (Sold)

I just sold the first piece from a new series I am currently working on. The working title for the series is “The distance of war” and this one particular is called “US Airmail”. When I made this painting I was inspired by the drone engineer and how he explained about the potential of drone technology. It was frightening to hear about it and I instantly got this image in my head which later became the painting. I have also been following Obama’s drone fetishism during his presidential period and with a new election in the air I guess we all can expect more dull, dirty and dangerous missions by drones in a world where soldiers becomes more and more distanced to the war. And with distance between each other, regardless of peace or war, we dehumanise ourselves. Maybe I should start corresponding with pen pals overseas. Reconnecting the world. The drone could help me with the search for pals because soon it is not much left to be rescued.

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