2015 Season IV


Artist Statement

My love for abstract painting is strongly related to my fascination for skies , endless landscapes and astronomy. These elements I am trying to incorporate into my abstract paintings.

Therefore the mean topic of my work is: Painting gigantic , endless , abstract worlds who form poetic reflections of an universe.

Already during my academy time I instinctively started investigating these directions. By studying modern abstract painting , combined with classical Japanse landscape painting , I slowly developed a body of work which forms a kind of basis.

I came to the conclusion that an abstract painting should be more than only an expression of an emotion or an abstract impression of reality. It also should contain stories , maps , warzones , ideas ,darkness etc... The huge scale of my paintings emphasizes the grandeur and infinity of the abstract image.

But more important , I actually have to work with space when I am standing in front of a huge canvas . A challange which gives me every time a kick.

Violence plays a signficant role in my paintings , because if you paint an abstract world you eventually will discover that you just can´t ignore the disharmonic elements who created chaos and violence . An abstract painting should show a totality of all kind of elements.

Supported by CBK Rotterdam ( centre for visual arts Rotterdam ) + www.cbkrotterdam.nl

Supported by Materiaalfonds + www.materiaalfonds.nl