I’m deeply fascinated by the mysteries of the subconscious mind. What is it that we don’t know, that we don’t know, and how can we turn ignorance into curiosity?
My paintings gradually reveal themselves to me in the work process and I feel like they are entities of their own, giving clues on what’s hidden underneath the surface. It’s a give and take relationship.
My work often linger in that dreamy, meditative state between sleep and awake, where shapes resembles something familiar, but with a distorted veil of mystery to them.
I like to leave room for the fantasy to run a bit wild and to trigger a feeling of curiosity for the viewer to explore and connect to their own inner landscapes.
As within, so without.
Like weird puzzles without instructions or rules, I create new works from old ones by cutting them up and puzzle them back together in a different way.
Pieces from one work may end up in ten new ones, subtly linking them all together.
I like to deal with my paintings in the same way as I deal with my emotions -give attention to what is not in balance so transformation can happen.
As above, so below.
The part of me that crave for everything to look like a blank, clean canvas and wish to only make minimalistic monochrome art, is slowly giving in. She received a friendly pat on the back some time ago with the message “not in this life, darling”
Instead, my aim is to communicate the importance of inclusion over exclusion, of acceptance over rejection and let myself fully surrender to the diversity of visual expression without the fear of a messy instagram feed.