Daniel Askeland’s paintings grows slowly like lichens and mosses in the forest. They are situated between a definite form on the one hand and the formless on the other hand. The light is reflected in the often heavy paint and affects it’s colors. Mostly in a spectrum of greenish and bluish nuancer. Like a moist and cool nordic forest floor. A condensed landscape, with an almost urgent materiality. With the characteristic slow suddenness of painting.