The black hat, 2012, Oil on canvas, 100 x 50 cm
This uniqe portrait of wanton playfulness ignites the imagination with rich colors and textures. The black hat obscures the face of the woman, and yet she does not seem to be a stranger but rather someone we know and like. Against the saturated golden background her skin appears to be lit as if from within. The blackness of the hat and the velvety red of the cloth around her waist imply something mysterious and promising which is being held in check by her will. A game of erotic Hide and Seek painted in a style reminescent of both Impressionistic and Expressionistic masters.