artist statement


How do we view an object? What do we see and how do we interpret it? These questions are essential to my work.

John Berger writes in ways of seeing:

"The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe".

Observations, fragments and atmospheres in my surroundings are elements that kick off my work. I am using images that are familiar to everyone, holiday or family snapshots, social gatherings, etc.

I then break the image into pixels or photo negatives.

This way the images become more magic, mysterious and maybe even more beautiful. When painted or drawn they even give more choices and challenges for interpretation.

The "grid" method is essential in all my work. This process is to challenge the objects opportunities to its representation of reality. It becomes an original work independent of its starting point.

My work is in relatively large formats, often with a strong colour scheme. It will give a dynamic experience; therefore the image might not be what it seems to be at first glance.

This reflects my point:

We are only seeing what we are looking at.