110 x 82 cm, 2018

I found the originial photo on a porn site online. It might be a matter of chance but sometimes there is this one amazing piece of imagery hidden between a bunch of trash. The woman's pose reminded me of Titian's Venus. I was imagening the circumstances that led to this picture, the relationsship between the model and the photographer, the place and time the photos were taken and wether the model knows how many people have access to those pictures. Which photo does she like best and is it her business? The feelings that accompanied these thoughts made me want to paint a dark, brooding  sump full of nasty creatures that in it's agitation contrasts the woman's serenity.