I work in shapes, colors and textures, where even the smallest detail which might seem random, has a huge importance.
The inner natural desires you always possess no matter how hard you try to control and cover it up, fascinates me.
How we let go of the control through nightly escapism speaks to me and is a constant inspiration.
I work with emotions: Fear, anxiety, boredom, absence, presence, escape, love, lust, the will to go on, live, die…
I paint icons for these emotions, talismen – empowering them and letting them absorb me.
I work in masks – what we keep inside or cover up by the veil of our public masks.
I picture what is underneath the masks – moving energy and flow – a stream of our essence that we desperately try to hold together through struggling, just before we maybe, through life and realization, will try to let go.
I research relations within and relations between people.
I criticize what society makes us forget.
I criticize what we have become.
I search for a way to live in these times.
I want you to feel!
Lately I’ve been zooming past figuration.
Zooming past the mask and into what’s within the known figure.
I’m trying to force you to look beyond what you know and recognize.
I’m trying to make you take a deeper look into my old paintings as well as the new ones, but also yourself.
Through abstraction I’m trying to guide you only letting you dwell with the flow, energy, texture, color, tactility and ekspression.
I am erasing the mask – slowly but steady.
I work with time – time as a concept.
I fear time because it passes and because I am perishable.
I investigate materials that parish and everything that symbolizes time.
I simplify or complexify ideas about time and I recreate the ideas in a clear and evident expression.
My complete pieces remind us of what passes and vanishes – time.
I collect and use things and symbols we would normally disregard and throw away. I twist and turn them. I borrow from art history, the eternal vanitas, perishability after time and life.
My practice has changed a lot over the last period of time and evolves more and more around the concept of illustrating one topic from many different angels and media.
I strive to create a collection of many different pieces which all create associations to the exact topic I am working with.
I believe that art is in the attempt and that art has no correct or definitive answer. I want people to think, interpret, and feel without the use of ornamented aesthetics or promotional features.
I use materials that time has failed to destroy. Everything leaves a trace and consumption has consequences both for the present and the future. Fragility fascinates me and it inspires me in my most recent work and nothing is as fragile as time. I concentrate on classic art topics but I still reflect on the present time in which I navigate and observe.
Art in relation to the present time in which we live fascinates me. In these times it is crucial to describe, concretize and emphasis art even though the easy “likes” might seem tempting. New generations attention is fragmented and hard to sustain. Art fights for attention against social media and other fast and easy impressions but art is, in my opinion, still superior to these media because of its history and depth.
I long for the beauty in classic artwork and the quality of the materials. This leaves me with a sentimental need to work with the concept of time and visualize the perishable modern world by creating.
I fear my own decay therefore I create.