His works start with abstract painterly blots and spots over which he composes landscapes.
It is a fact that even in the most abstract paintings only one prominent horizontal line will give the depth of a landscape.
In Wardin’s paintings, with near-literary German theatricality, the abstract elements become a living, almost pregnant atmosphere in which it is difficult to see which is the real backdrop of his scenes: the trees, the sea, the horizon or the smudge and stains of the paint.
It is the last week of this show, so you have to hurry if you haven’t yet seen it.
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Contents of all photographs courtesy to Roger Wardin and Livingstone Gallery, Den Haag