As a child I felt attracted to the unexplainable, the occult and the weird.
This attraction now, in my work, takes the form of an urge to decode what is strange and unheimlich. This feeling of not being at home is translated into an apocalyptic dream world. Surrealism often is around, and the inner alienation results into a muffled scream with a bitter echo. I fancy the idea that by looking at my work the viewer is wondering about reality, life, art, and is softly guided, even for a short while, out of his wellknown world, the questions finally welling up being existential.
Frankenstein consists out of a series of heads. Most of these heads got deformed along the process of painting them. In one way you could view them as creational errors, yet it are these errors that give them their strength and a specific character. The shapes of the canvasses are stretched and short, so when combined the paintings can be composed into a pattern of 'ziegelsteine' or brickstones and form a brickwall. This formation once again highlights the theme of creation and thus destruction as in many of my former works, but most importantly in the Frankenstein story by Mary Shelley itself.
Wreckage is a personal expression of thought in which the making or rather The Creation itself is being questioned, and therefore the position of the artist as well as that of any other human being. What is creation, what does it mean to create, and most important when do we create? And last but not least does this creating contain a certain level of destruction? This is why in Wreckage the collapsing buildings and animals are more present than in any other series, because the purpose is to question creation as well as destruction.