DRIVEN BY EMOTION
My work is about the world of thought, the inside world, rather than just a sensory experience. It is a search for Human psyche.
My two passions have always been art and the mind. These are passions I continue to combine in my work. Observations of my surroundings, personal stories or reflection on peoples behavior are my main subjects. I start out sketching ideas and work towards a particular mood, the mood of the story. In the course of the depiction I’m eliminating unnecessary elements and capture that mood with a simplicity of imagery.
The paintings focus on the human drama. It is a private view of emotions. The tale of sorrow, happiness or euphoria. The theatre of life in a light of color and com- position. The mood or experi- ence overrules the technique. The emphasis is to relay the feeling with a simple composition rather than the obvious, sometimes lessen the figurative tales to more abstract forms, as long as the sensation reflects the original idea.
The themes are sometimes personal observations or narrations, observations of people in different situations, different angles but in the same close proximity of each other. Dichotomy, contrast between two things that are represented as being opposed or entirely dissimilar. Sometimes they reflects the mood of the moment.
The majority of the paintings are oil on board, I prefer wood- board because of it’s lack of texture and longevity. The process, on canvas or board, technique and chemistry is very important to me.