“Art invites you to think, and offers space for your own interpretations. It asks questions to which there are several possible answers. There is always freedom of thought. Through alienation, distortion and abstraction you push one thing after another, or blur your boundaries.
In addition, there are always multiple perspectives within the way one looks. This has to do with the following aspect: that a feeling is the result of a sensory perception or experience, but at the same time it also determines the way in which one perceives. It’s fascinating, and it’s exactly what makes a person, a person. Today people look at something one way, but tomorrow it might be different. The desire to categorize and label things is both a need and a limitation.
After a period of abstract work, I recently decided to focus more on the human body. This should highlight a second topic, which unfortunately is still the order of the day in our society: gender inequality. This phenomenon has everything to do with the above-mentioned desire. As an example of an attached work to explain how I incorporate symbolism for this in my paintings: the balloon stands for freedom, but is also intended as a synonym. It appeals to us, for example, about sexualization. Other more abstract work only allows the material to speak.
Another accompanying work broaches the “Nipple-free” discussion again. A nipple painted openly evokes something different than when you portray it as covered in cloth. Why? And why would there be a difference between a woman’s nipple and a man’s nipple?
And so we come back to an endless source of inspiration: nature. Its patterns are organic and abstract at the same time. For instance the branches of a tree, are similar in shape to a mouth of a river or to our lung capacity. I’m looking for the boundary between these two aspects. There are many similar patterns between nature and man. When is something what it is, when does it become something else?