This work by artist Eric Mangen is part of a series of works that were created on the one hand during an artist's residency in Melbourne, Australia and on the other hand in his new studio that he opened in early 2019. After a trip to the United States and the exhibition 'The American Paintings' in 2018, Eric Mangen returns, full of energy and new inspiration. The artist went to Australia for three weeks, in residence in Melbourne, and was able to devote himself to painting, working day and night. At the heart of these new works: energy, movement and colour. When he returned to Luxembourg, the project of his new studio allowed him to find a new pictorial impulse. The brightness and strength of the Australian colours, the warmth of the austral summer, and on his return, the calm of his studio, had a considerable effect on his style.