Livet skal forstaas baglaens, men leves forlaens.

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.

Marianne Nannings
“For as long as I can remember, I have been wondering what the essence of life is. An invisible power has driven me to create, and when I do I am enfulged in this essence. It’s like the aether described in ancient Greek philosphy. Whether I work with oil paint or watercolour, it is always a process with thin layers, as each layer takes me furhter into a transparent, aethereal world.

Once I started painting objects from my daily environment, something changed. While focusing on the physical presence of an object and translating it through paint, I was taken on a fulfilling journey. The inner struggle between abstract and non-abstract faded away, and it was not about visuality anymore. I began to wonder about the origin of the object. Who made it, from what motivation and with what materials? These questions about connectedness form an ongoing dialogue with the world. It’s a way of being.”