“C’EST LA VIE”

2015 / 16

ARTIST STATEMENT

All my previous work was based on a prosthetic memory. Provoked by different mediums,  I – as a spectator – was conceptualizing events, images and memories I had not experienced myself.

For the first time memories of experience which contributed to my work were my own.

I no longer work with cadence; now my commitment to work is constant. There were a lot of parallels between books and music which lived within me during the last 5 somewhat perfunctory, overlapping years. William S. Borroughs treated language as if it was a type of physical matter manipulated by a visual artist. His method was similar to collages and cut-ups.

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“PLEASURES AND TERRORS”

ARTIST STATEMENT

The relation between painting and imagination, eroticism; dreams all have been always a constant theme for me. The abiding theme is the human condition, explored through painting. It is the relationship, the struggle and fragility of feelings that inspire me. Self destructive love, imagination, mystery, compulsiveness, addiction, insecurity, mistrust, tragedy, continuity, dream, safeness, fear, cold, hot, night, day, peace, trap – it is a journey of pleasures and terrors. What I am telling is a story about dark and private theatre, which is reaching the subconscious roots of the human condition. A massive expanse of rich colour is exposing the raw vitality of the mind. In layering of both figurative and abstract elements, I am making a combination of visual clichés from dreams and stories from childhood; stories that kept us dry mouthed, stories which help to tackle issues of identity. I am playing with beauty and the expanse of dreams through heavily applying paint and creating textural landscape.

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