To me failure and perseverance are inextricably connected as in a lemniscate on its side. In the middle of it time is dissolved in a spirited encounter and direction gets a new sense of purpose. Timeless grace and an attractiveve stratification rise to the surface.
My work is an invitation to embrace vulnerability. I want to come off the perfect vision of being human, which, in fact, does not exist. Smashing things up is inevitable, playing with it a must that makes me rise to great heights over and over again.
The tension field between breakage and healing becomes visible by placing strong images onto fragile supports. In order to give complete freedom to the imaginative power I limit my colour palette intentionally.
A4 with silk paper, acryl and gesso on blank newspaper, glued onto wood, from the series ‘Softening’.
I often use silk paper. It gives the work a thin skin. A research into the psychological skin, into the border between in and out. It is an artistic touch of the outside world through a sheet of paper.
I use paper and the forms I create on them as a symbol for the defining of boundaries and the search for protection against too many stimuli from the outside world.