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“I work with opacity and transparency. Tactility and texture are important ingredients in my work. It literally feels as the embodiment of a visual contest between opposition and unity. A principle I have embraced from the early beginnings in my paintings and drawings. On the one hand I may vary with decisive brushstrokes, which I inherited from my rigorous training in Chinese brush techniques, but on the other hand be seduced by subtle tonal gradients. What works best for me is the opposition of graphical and pictorial painting, which I combine in a never ending adventure. I have no boundaries when it comes to using materials or techniques and I find it challenging to see how I can unify water and oil based media.

The very essence of my work is of course the visual transformation. When I work with the human figure, I love to play with forms that reveal the mechanics and the deeper structure of the body. I have tendency in reaching into the different layers of the body, painting or drawing even what is on the other side or what is not immediately revealed by the eye but only known to the mind. Having studied constructive anatomy and masters like Burne Hogaert and Georges Bridgeman, reveals to me an enormous playground to expand my creativity.

I love to deconstruct forms in my mind and to reassemble them again on canvas, playfully forgetting parts along the way. In my portraits I am fascinated on how I can render anonymity and a subtle suggestion of classic aesthetics combined with a non-conformed visual language. The same idea goes for my landscapes where abstract depth and confusing planes puzzles the spectator. I often paint a form partially in order to trigger a figurative context without telling what it really is. Thus creating a visual language nobody fully understands but anyone can feel, is a marvelous experience.“


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