''The absence of noise'' is a series of paintings about the intimicy of our own private space : zoning out in order to zoom in. The technique is mixed media: acryl paint, oil paint, oil crayon. For the first time since long, the background is much more prominent in these paintings than it was in the past. This creates a totally different atmosphere and is for me personally a big step forward towards a new development in my way of painting and approaching my subjects of my paintings. The series evokes a meditative energy, away from the daily noise and trying to find the peace within ourselves. Something I think a lot of people can relate to these days and era.... I try to make a little bit of that peace and calm clear to the viewer, without it becoming a passive energy. It is still a loaded image.