Almost a year and a half since introducing a new body of work, Fintan Switzer recently revealed the newest series of paintings he has been working on. Originally conceived while visiting the German Expressionist Brücke Museum just outside Berlin, the title of the series is borrowed from the Grunewald forest where the museum is located. The main theme of the work is the struggle between the rational and the irrational, an eternal and universal phenomenon that Switzer placed among classic turn-of-the-century German imagery. Playing and repurposing some of the clichés of that time, the images question the harmony between two individuals through the characters of “doctor” and “orphan.”

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