"The Kiss", 80 x 120 cm, 06/2017
"The Kiss", 80 x 120 cm, 06/2017

Like a rugged, almost rocky statuette, a pair of lovers stand out in the blue backlight. Carefully holding his lady in his arms, he looks down into her face, pauses to kiss her.

If Gustav Klimt's painting "The Kiss" focuses on the intimate duality of the couple in a similar composition, a third person appears here, veiled, with her back turned to the lovers and yet leaning her head towards them.

For the overall composition of the image, this strange "third party" has a supporting function. It completes the figure formation. In terms of content she stands for the latent threat of pure love happiness, perhaps as the abandoned former lover, for whom this new happiness means deep pain, or as a possible future, whose face is still hidden in the veil. In any case, the image thinks of love as something that is not a bipolar affair. It is always more.