About my work
I am in search of a modern kind of mystique that intervenes between a classical transcendence and a hazy-area between cultures. In my paintings and drawings i refer to elements from western and pop culture to more nostalgic images from my youth, nineteenth century French painters, exotic kitsch. By using off-colours and typographical elements i try to displace my subjects and motives out of their contexts in vaguely home made interiors. I like to work with symbols and subjects that have a homespun character to them to construct a more private world.
My work could be described as interiors where i am looking for logic in irrationality. I like the tension in pictures at the moment things tend to disappear, where figures and furniture get abstracted into gestures and exchanges that take place in translucent atmospheres. Textile like works function as an abstracted autobiographical code from my childhood, but working organically i mostly begin with a feeling rather than a narrative, i look at color,silhouette and patterns which i like to mold. Decorative and yet functional armatures anchor the figures in an otherworldly setting.