The series PortLand combines characters and their surroundings in a novel manner. In the immediately visible layer, inner landscapes – moods and thoughts – are inseparably interwoven with external landscapes. On the one hand, those characters are infused with nature and environment; on the other hand, both factions are blended on multiple layers. At the same time, the landscape refers to and shapes the characters in a very distinct way: by visualizing their unique nature and personality without utilizing the traditional concepts of portrait painting. Thus, the boundaries between portrait and landscape painting are set aside.
Towards PortLand First Edition,
Second Edition, Berlin 2020