Formoe has developed an own style with contrasting elements like naturalistic faces combined with nonfigurative features or abstract figures. By painting the faces in neutral colours, Formoe manages to make the observer concentrate on what first seem to be essential. However, by the use of the patterns of strong colours, often with black, he manages to add more to the painting.He often reveals different layers of colours that seem to float above or in front of each other. Again there is this element of mysticism. What does this mean?
Formoe is a contemporary artist using traces from art history. In his earlier works he was inspired by the Renaissance and also Impressionism, while today the naturalistic faces combined with flat colourful patterns remind us of Gustav Klimt and Art Nouveau.