JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Abstract Tree Truncs

At first sight this painting appears a bit chaotic or abstract if you like. The objects in this still life are three tree trunks. The piece lying diagonally over the image is a piece of birch. The birch is lying on a round trunk that has been cut with a chain saw. To the left of the birch piece is a ‘Y’ shaped trunk.

You could easily let the fantasy populate this image with imaginative creations. The birch lump looks like it is appearing from the underground. The background is not explicitly indicating the context for these chunks of wood.

This was made during a theme evening at Aquarelmere so behind these pieces I had no forest but the regular blue wall as usual and the light was no grayish afternoon dusk but the regular fluorescent tubes in the ceiling. Sometimes we arrange more theatrical light for a theme evening at Aquarelmere but at this occasion everyone had their own still life so then it is difficult for all members to have their own light.

It takes braveness to come up with a forest background without seeing one. If I had been into the forest then I am absolutely sure that I had not stopped at these three objects to make a painting. At Sunnerås there are plenty of these sceneries but you don’t really contemplate about them that they are worth the effort to be painted. This is in that respect a lesson in that we should learn how to see the beautiful aspects of the everyday things around us.

I made this painting the 21st of April 2011.

I was born 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden. I grew up in the small village Vågdalen in north Sweden. 1989 I moved to Umeå to study Computer Science at University of Umeå. 1995 I moved to the Netherlands where I live in Almere not far from Amsterdam.

Here on this site I let you see my creations.

I create, that is my hobby.