Painter about painting
Basically fundamental painting forms the basis for my work. By this I mean that my main focus lies within the process of making paintings. Paint, shapes and colors are the subject. The way a painting is created and the work that is put into it, are important.
In the method in which I work, I use large amounts of paint that I draw, throw or apply with big brushes on the panel. Often the paint is diluted, that way the paint can go his own way and create its own character. I call this the spontaneous, casual form. The paint is of course sent in a certain direction, but has plenty of space to develop. This painted surface is then the basis in which I create new forms. Sometimes I pull them out of the surface and other times I put them on top of the surface.
These are clear, constructed shapes such as rectangles and circles or variations of those shapes. They are in contrast with the casual coat. The friction and tension that is then created is what I find very interesting, this is something that I play with. With pieces of tape and paper I try different compositions and search for the tension created between the two. All of these shapes are drawn from real life, the real world and put together in a different order, that way it takes a distance of what it once was so you can focus purely on the painting itself.
I like to work with the question, what is a painting, is it merely a window a suggestion of a new reality or can it stand on its own. How do you determine what a painting is and how far can you go till the picture of the painting isnt realy related to anything you have seen before.
I like playing with perception, I want people to doubt about what they actually see. I hope to excite them to look, look closely again and not to find out what it means (after all it means absolutely nothing) but to determine what they see.