“My girlfriend saw this homeless man on the subway in Berlin. She described him and showed me how he was standing isolated on his own in this very self-deprecating way. It moved me quite a bit and I used the posture my girlfriend had described as the motif for the painting. When I see homeless people in the streets I always wonder what they did and who they were before they became homeless. All the patterns and scribble was a way to show the chaos, I imagined, in his mind and the cacophony of the noise and impressions surrounding him. The title is of course Bowie. The lyrics have always captivated me. Also, somehow, the character ended up unintentionally to look a bit like Slash. He probably didn’t end up as homeless. Or a rock and roll suicide. Have to check though, but no, probably not.”

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