In my work, I aim to describe the essence of life and quality of existence. Experience, observation and study of the human psyche support my work, I empathize with and give voice to my human subjects. In the paintings regarding time and place, I construct surrealistic locations including abstract elements. Like a frame from a film, the painting is a moment arrested in time.
I perceive the world as an ocean where, below its visible surface, layers of complexity can be found in its depths. Painting, for me, is intuitively diving into and through the ocean to discover new dimensions and planes. It is an alchemic activity where the creative decision-making process and my presence as the artist is evident. My painting is an expression of my particular view, involving aspects of reality, nuanced memories and contemplations.
I paint mainly using the oil and acrylic paints on the board which, apart from being the base for painting, gives me the other possibilities of expression such as scratching holes or drawing lines. For smaller work, I often reach for a mixed technique, especially watercolours, pastels and ink. I use diverse layers which often lay on each other, melt and synergize with. They also have the role of playing with the viewer, exposing and covering a story shown in the picture.