“Some want to understand too much and too quickly; they have explanations for everything. Others refuse to understand; they offer only cheap mystifications. The only way forward lies in investigating the space between these two options.”
Over the past several years I‘ve gleaned together an intimate archive that consists of photographs, clippings and objects - often divorced from their original use. I examine them with the help of reproduction techniques, such as copying, scanning and printing. I don’t attempt to create a mere representation or a preconceived idea, besides delineating the process that led the works to develop lives of their own.
In a world where images refer to other images and media refer to other media, the ostensible balance between assumption and alienation gets often obfuscated. By emphasizing the dichotomy between object and depiction I try to exalt a dialogue removed from the denotative factor of the image. This reticence shouldn’t be regarded as a blunt rejection of the realistic figure, but a fragile aim to develop a more intimate vocabulary forcing the observer to accept an image open to infinite changes.
My work consists of a web of juxtapositions, oscillating between figuration and abstraction. There is no explicit hierarchy, nor a specific organization and by doing so I hope to avoid a singular outcome or bite-size interpretation. I am aware that there is no formula that allows me to reproduce results; presence and reality are - in my view - not reproducible. Moreover, the works that have no problem partly escaping a discourse or explanation are potentially the most exciting.