Artist Statement

My art wanders and works between drawing, painting and photography and explores the spaces within these diverse disciplines. Working with multiple media – involving oil paintings, watercolors and clay – I attempt to get to the bottom of the human need for beauty: Subjective moments leading to intimacy and intuition.

Inspired by European and Asian painters, I’m driven by an almost aching sense of revealing an aspect I haven’t found yet in other paintings. Thus, in my artworks, I’m trying to capture the overwhelming beauty I perceive, motivated by the curiosity and compelling urge of making it accessible to the viewer. The impetus for my mental and conceptual process is almost always light, light in its many shades and facets and my impression of it.

The eyes wander from one painting to another, lingering shortly before proceeding to the next one. Observing a group of my paintings at once creates space for a mental journey into both the future and the past. If considered separately, they will hopefully become lifelong companions for their viewers.

The miracle I’m trying to perform with my paintings, pushes the boundaries of human memory and seeing. The communication within the images is a secret beyond words or verbal objective expression. I’m only able to make assumptions. With an image, our consciousness becomes “uplifted” in contact with an image that ordinarily is “in repose”. The image is no longer descriptive, instead it is inspirational and solely expressible by paint.