Livet skal forstaas baglaens, men leves forlaens.

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

                                Søren Kierkegaard (1843)

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 is like the aether described in
ancient Greek philosophy. Whether I work with oil paint or watercolour, it is always a process with thin
layers, as each layer takes me further 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.”