I like to touch what is hidden, I like to ask about the things we never speak about - not wanting to hear an answer but to see the thought arising. To stimulate and feel the potential for a change in people's stories.
We all are different but still similar, and on the similarity I build.
From introspective, reflective research I try and build art which is relatable. I want people to find themselves in my shapes, sounds and words and in that way I want them to feel less alone.
In variety of ways, I enjoy exploring the beauty of the imperfect, weak and vulnerable in all of us. I create and speak simply and minimally, often in objects which I see as symbols.
Exploring our behaviour and feeling in space, I sometimes extend that into installations. With occasional use of sound and film I hope to enhance viewers’ engagement and trigger an emotional response. But I also like to achieve that with more traditional techniques - painting and sketching, combining portraiture with abstraction.
I am fascinated by the relativity and uniqueness of ‘a thought’ and so the place of birth and existence of my art can also simply be a human mind. When exploring this very conceptual side of art making, I tend to create performative events and spaces based on audience participation.
My practice for me is a therapy based on everyday experience and observations, sometimes grounded in investigations in social psychology and eastern philosophies of Zen Buddhism and Hinduism. It also presents a personal way of speaking about bigger things, of fighting without violence.