Artist Statement

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I have always been interested in the relationship between construction and deconstruction. In my early works I painted colourful compositions in oil on canvas, in the cubistic spirit. I later began exploring the other side of creation and started to destruct the surface. Working on cork boards, using a wood scorching pen, screwdrivers and hammers, I scratch, tear, engrave and burn the surface by splashing wine, ketchup, mud or iodine on it.

Closely surrounded by expressions of big narratives, my initial drive has always been a much simpler, smaller and childlike place of desire, the power to demolish and then rebuild. This basic desire came from a place with no rules, no library of knowledge, science or engineering, just an authentic instinctual expression.

The first stage in my creation process is done without thought, an intuitive process which embodies an attempt to release control. I then let myself lose control and create through an internal, intuitive drive. Only at the end does my conscious message and point of view emerge.

The journey turns towards revealing the beauty within the ugliness and abomination, creating an emotion full of anticipation for a better world. Hinting at man’s strength, belief and will to create wholeness, a normal and full life. My works are an expression of hope in the face of chaos.