At the first encounter, Formoe´s paintings seem apparent, innocent and public. Erik Formoe is a riddle teller. Each image may be a thousand pictures. Each question he poses can lead to thousand responses or a thousand new questions.
People in Erik Formoe’s images are silent storytellers. They are anonymous figures who might meet, or maybe not. Apparently, they are introverted melancholics.They know something. We can take part in their secrets if we are curious enough. Memories are eternal, even if they are created only once. Erik Formoe’s paintings dwell on this subject.