In landscape painting nature is used as a medium, but the light in Anders Romares pictures is not found in any nature we know of. He succeeds in painting an artificial urbanity. The specific atmosphere is created of the layers Romare avails. He has managed to refrain the watercolour.
The scenic look is significant, but it does not stand in the way to become a distancing effect. You get close to the picture. One of the paintings depicts an empty room without people. The room is empty, but the emptiness is filled with an already played scene. Chaos and things left behind becomes a thing of beauty in the hands of Romare. It becomes a kind of Hammershoi-absence.
Excerpt from Pictorial Catastrophe by Sara Walker