JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Sunset over Småland - Illusionistic Ribbons

I had started on a journey to explore the illusionistic possibilities of round shapes. My initial attempt were based on various repetitive round shapes. In a spiral each turn of the spiral repeatedly comes back. In a sinus curve each top and bottom is part of a repetitive pattern. In the rings painting the ring shape is coming back again and again. I thought that it would be nice to have an irregular yet repetitive shape with round forms that became illusionistic due to the piercings.

Here is the result.

The background is inspired by the sunset over Småland while i was driving to Sunnerås in Sweden during the spring holiday. For a painter the view of this kind of sunset is attractive but yet so impossible because at the top you have the blue sky and at the horizon you have the final rays of yellow and orange light. It is perfectly possible to find this sight in the nature but when you paint this you need to be careful because the transition from blue to yellow unavoidably goes over green when you mix paint on the canvas but in the sky there is no ray of green to see. So in a way that sight is illusionistic to a painter.

For this painting I Used acrylic paint. Acrylic paint has a lovely intensity.

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.