This series of paintings is based on photographs from a 1964 book on the Olympic Games in Innsbruck and Tokyo. The content of the images was modified, rearranged and heavily edited before I began painting. It was the second series on a consistent theme that I have started and it is currently still being expanded.
The thematical focus is on hints of intimacy around the events, apart from the competitive sport disciplines: the diners, the celebrations, ceremonies, personal interaction and the moments before and after the competition.
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