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Artist statement

 

 

Most of my work – painting, works on paper, digital video – is about the idea of transformation or process, which in my understanding relates to layers of the ‘self’, to memory, force, time, otherness.

My focus lies in the question of how to approach such ideas and realities visually when the traditionally given frame that held a stable/defined ‘self’ has broken – in favour of the contemporary freedom and complex task of unfolding and inventing an open, temporal and shifting self with its contradictory, also unknown and dream-facets. 

Frequently, my works reference mythology and source images, which pick up these subjects, especially from alchemical Renaissance imagery and Baroque paintings. 

In my practice I deliberately join ancient and contemporary influences in a field between the handmade, ‘authentic’ and digital media. Practice is based on the immediacy of mark making, on fragmentation as marker of time and a calculated input of digital technology; on a state of mind, which gives both intellect and feeling their space.

Outcomes often build series, groups or projects, which allow cross-referencing among paintings, works on paper and digital videos.