This is an oil painting made in 2015 on a linen with a aluminum stretcher and placed in a black baking list. The total size of the painting is 120 x 80 cm and has been finished with a matt varnish.
As a result of the euro and the fact that they no longer have access to their own country’s currency, alongside the differences between the household books of the different Member States, the economies of the southern countries have fallen into doldrums while they are thriving relatively in the north.
Norway is not a member of the European Union, but it is part of a number of European projects. Norway’s entry into the EU or not is one of the most polarizing topics in Norwegian politics, and the interests of Northern and Southern Europe are difficult to reconcile. Then there was the United Kingdom wanting to leave the European Union, so which country would be next?
Partly due to the downing of flight MH 17 in Ukraine, which has signed an association agreement for cooperation with the European Union, the current relationship between the EU and Russia is tense both militarily and economically. Since 2014, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against Russia in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilization of Ukraine.
An increasing number of European member states are taking measures to protect their national economy. Alongside this, terrorist organizations based in the Middle East still have the intention and capacity to carry out attacks in Europe, while the flow of refugees to Europe contributes to the need for a different future for the EU border policy.
The protectionism and isolationism of the US create many uncertainties for Europe in several areas. All in all, there are plenty of reasons that the European Union still has a long way to go. Therefore, the European political clown is saddened, and the citizen clown with a balloon on the left – as part of the real European citizen world – makes no drama out of it and lives his own life.