I search for the essence behind the façade, or the world that lies under the skin. I question ones form as a designer and guide for identity. It is mainly the energy from which things grow, live and move that catch my interest. Continuity, evolution and human role and meaning are important motives.
The physical act of painting and drawing is important to me, because I believe this is my most direct way to show the authenticity of the human spirit. This equals the language of nature.
The silent strength that I see in subjects like beans, carrots or cabbages are often used as starting points for my paintings. They are subjects without a mask and they speak to me because of their lack of visual violence and spectacle. My drawings reveal images that deal with the human ‘raison d'être’ and search for identity. In a direct way, I put these images on paper, without any detour, like a visual provocation.
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