Ernest is not trying to create something new. They’re trying to create the unknown. Each empty canvas is the beginning of their new essay about a battle between utopia and dystopia. For Ernest, the process of painting is like a sudden splash of strong emotions from the past. It’s like a culmination of idea after idea, success, failure, struggle and inspiration, all presented to the viewer on a piece of canvas. They never know how the final image will look and they don’t want to.
Through the use of colors, different styles and philosophy, Ernest tries to show that the future is a chain of choices made today. They want to believe that one day greed, anger and a never-ending cycle of wars will be replaced with peace and love. This is their utopia.