Peter Vahlefeld: The paintings on the theme of »Bangkok« are an exploration of colour, texture, mark making and painting itself. They are a combination of chance and deliberation, functioning as a diagram of layers, marks and colours, which create gateways into make-believe worlds, suggesting both a physical and emotional energy in the course of making the work. The starting point of each painting is based on a narrative, which informs the course of painting. In the process of painting, it is not a question of making ever more references to the narrative, but a deliberate attempt to escape from it. The paintings are observed for what they are rather than what they should mean.