In this work, I focus on humans, and what it means for me to be alive today. These paintings are figurative. However, I don’t concentrate on the likeness, but more on capturing something universal and current. The representation is subjective, as it’s filtered through my own personal sense of melancholy, restlessness and fears. Through expressiveness and abstract use of colour, I try to engage the viewer into piecing together the fragments; like struggling with a distant memory.
I’m interested in exploring physical and psychological states, capturing movement and the constant flow of time. The idea of moments passing, and the uniqueness and elusiveness of human existence is something that has always fascinated me.
I use grey, flat, nondescript backgrounds to accentuate the contrast and give cohesion. Working in series, using the same model multiple times, gives me an opportunity to discover something unique to the subject; to exhaust the possibilities.