JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Intensive Illusions

I concluded that round shapes can give many interesting forms to play with when it comes to illusionistic motives. There was one unexplored possibility, to create a round shape of blocks and to make this illusionistic.

During my experiments this spring I had tried oil paint. That was tedious and not so rewarding. I had also tried aquarelle and this worked very well actually. With the ribbon painting I rediscovered that acrylic paint has a really nice intensity in the paint that you need to work a little bit harder to achieve with aquarelle.

Along that path of experimenting I wanted to see what the intensiest acrylic paint ever could provide. I found what I was looking for. The shop called this bright. I call this neon. I like neon. My hat is neon orange. I have been talking about my hat already in this blog at the blog post about Three Clementine’s.

I used neon orange, neon yellow, neon green and neon pink for this painting. If I show this painting on the street the entire street is lit up by my painting. I tried this and everybody said “Ugh” except a little girl of three years old. She said “This is a really beautiful painting”.

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.