I paint for this girl.
And to all children that reside inside of us, no matter our physical age.
My art is my way of investigating, embracing and trying to figure out myself.
For me there is no difference between the life I live and the work I do as an artist. They are only different means of expression, about the same thing.
Sometimes these events occur in “reality” before the art takes place, and sometimes it’s the other way around – through art I can obtain processes that I wish in my own life. You could call it magic but at the same time it’s very rational.
One example of this is my wish to see the light… therefore I paint meetings with light.
What is reality/imagination? It occurs simultaneously in every human being.
With my art I also want to talk about the big context that we are a part of, together with all other living things.
The realization of this on an individual and political level would make exploitation and abuse of the environment impossible.
My contribution is poetical/political pictures that whisper rather than screams.
The techniques I use is mostly tempera, pencil drawing and gold leaf. I am careful not locking myself into one art form. I want to stay open for any ways of expression I find suiting for my needs. I am interested in the way gold can make a picture “leap” to another dimension.
Old icons always had a big impact on me. I experiment and discover how I can use gold in new ways.
I am also interested in using the icon as an art form to express what’s “holy” for me.