Artist’s statement



I explore space and the vacuum of space.
What interests me is to try to collect and grab space.
Dealing with the emptiness of gaps not as a lack but as a way of creating.
I begin a piece by drawing and taking photographs. Sometimes they are left in the sketchbook and other times they develop into more in-depth ideas and detailed images
I expose the vacuum as a founding act that seeks to fix itself in landscapes and the human body.
Each project starts for a different reason.
It consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media. I’ve learnt during the production that the material itself imposes form on the form .
Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects, they are linked by recurring formal concerns and by the subject matter.
The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work. During research new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.
I work intuitively but when I come to the studio and have a look around at my work , what I do is to pose a series of questions for myself . However I can’t invest it with a meaning after I’ve made it because it has it’s own life.
I see a connection thereby with the great minimal art of the sixties and seventies. I connect with the idea that the object in a sense has a language unto itself.
The inside and the outside are equivalent to each other, we don’t just enclose them.
I want to explore the wholeness , living art in a fractured world.