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Philip Wolfhagen

Title
Landscape reinvention no. 17
Medium
oil on board
Dimensions
46 x 49 cm
Further information

Landscape reinvention no. 17 is part of an investigation into the ‘little world’ I carry about in my head. In this series I have endeavoured to liberate my paintings from the expectation that they represent a particular place. Although they are based on observations of real places, what is represented is entirely constructed.

I believe the process of painting should be one of constant enquiry. It matters more ‘how’ a thing is represented, than ‘what’ is represented. It puts more emphasis on the act of painting itself, the poetry of execution, the emotional power of the medium.

- Philip Wolfhagen, 2014