Migration 

Migration is one of the topic issue of our time. Natural phenomen and unstoppable.

I worked with dedicated painting softwares in order to print digitally with the new procedure of direct print on aluminium, and I reworked some of the artworks with rhinenstones, flitters and sequins. The metal surface is here like the golden surface of the medieval paintings and mosaics: a place of no-space and no-time. In "The birds" I have glued circa 6000 rhinenstones on the aluminum surface: mesmerising outcome!

Like in Hitchcock's film we are scared by the horde and a swarm of locusts reminds us biblical plagues, one army ant alone is insignificant but the entire army can devour everything on their way. A school of manta rays can suggest infernal images and even beautiful butterflies or colurful ladybugs, like the monarchs if in swarm, could be appalling... But we are flying, all of us together, in the same direction, using our strength in numbers during hardships... we are sharing a common planet and common resources that must be safeguarded and not spoiled. 

Migration n. 3 Devilfish

Migration n. 3 Devilfish

50 x 100 cm, Flitters on aluminum

Food (migration)

Food (migration)

Acrylic and flitters on aluminum, 50x100 cm, 2019

The Birds

The Birds

50x100 cm, 2019. 6000 Rhinestones on aluminium. Migration is a natural phenomenon of life that cannot be stopped, like the flow of life cannot be stopped in all its mesmerising rivulets and spirals

The Birds detail

The Birds detail

detail with the Rhinenstones. The Birds, 50x100 cm, 2019. 6000 rhinenstones on aluminium

Migration no .6 (Army Ants)

Migration no .6 (Army Ants)

50x100 cm, digital painting and print on brushed aluminium 2018

Migration no. 5 (Ladybugs)

Migration no. 5 (Ladybugs)

50x100 cm, digital painting and print on brushed aluminium 2018

Migration n. 4 (Monarch Butterflies)

Migration n. 4 (Monarch Butterflies)

50x100 cm, digital painting and print on brushed aluminium 2018

Migration no. 3 (Manta Rays)

Migration no. 3 (Manta Rays)

50x100 cm, digital painting and print on brushed aluminium 2017

Migration no. 2 (Locusts)

Migration no. 2 (Locusts)

50x100 cm, digital painting and print on brushed aluminium 2017

Migration no. 1 (Birds)

Migration no. 1 (Birds)

50x100 cm, digital painting and print on brushed aluminium 2015

Food

Food

50x100 cm, digital painting and print on brushed aluminium 2015 This is a desperate run towards the food or to the "promised land". But the fish are also food in the predator chain

The promised land (SOLD)

The promised land (SOLD)

50x100 cm, Acrylics on canvas, 2015 If we look closer at the promised land we notice that the birds are still there but in another dimension...

The New Raft of the Medusa

The New Raft of the Medusa

50x100 cm, Acrylics on canvas, 2015 With the last painting "The new Raft of Medusa", I refer directly to Gèricault's famous painting. Nearly 200 years ago, Théodore Géricault painted a masterpiece of pity that questioned the mercantilist Europe about civilization, humanity, liberty, equality and fraternity. The Raft of the Medusa (1818-19). It is one of the most impressing paintings in the world in which the darkness at the centre of the painting seems to drag you into it.

© 2019 Peter Hvorslev

Stefania Pinsone

Rosenweg 22, 4332 Stein AG, Switzerland (CH)

Migration n. 4 (Monarch Butterflies)

50x100 cm, digital painting and print on brushed aluminium 2018