7G (Fructose) is a painting of a woman with ripe perishable fruit and berries on her head. The woman has shut her eyes and might appear calm and content.

Fructose is also known as “fruit sugar” because it primarily occurs naturally in many fruits. High in energy, Fructose is a type of sugar known as a monosaccharide. Like other sugars, it provides four calories per gram.

Art actually boils down to four common themes, of which one is the celebration of life in contrast to death. It explains why genre art such as Dutch still life painting is not just a pile or excess. It is flowers and fruit at its best before it all turns ripe, whither and eventually die.

The inherent symbolism of this can be applied to art from any age including our age and the future. This painting certainly borrows bits and bobs from it, with its pomegranate or grenadine fruit, and the blue fruits on the red stems of Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) and magenta bright dahlias.

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Title/Titel/Titel/Títolo #7G, Acrylic and oil on canvas/ Akryl und Öl auf Leinwand/Akryl og olie på lærred/acrílico e óleo sobre tela 100x120cm.

Sold by Galleri Habsø A/S in 2020.

7g in situ