Miki van Zwanenberg

Landscape painting for me is not just the depiction of place but a bringing-together, through abstraction, of several elements; what I see at the time, what lies behind the immediately visible and my later recollection of these experiences.

There are several worlds in my paintings, ‘floating’ but never truly touching. Just as my memories of a place are multi-layered, so I use the layering of the paint to suggest the many facets of a landscape. Colours are glimpsed and bleed through each other; a square of blue can be like an opening of a door or window into that other space, a subliminal glimpse of somewhere else.