artist statement

I am fascinated by ambiguities. I strive for my paintings to be multi-layered, both in a metaphorical and a formal sense. I think this is the key to the balance between form and substance that I am looking for. The stories found in my works are drawn from reality – from everyday situations, people, or nature. When painting, I translate them into metaphors, which I dress in colours, shapes, textures, shadows and half-shadows. I think art should be thought-provoking, so I am glad when the viewer interprets images in their own language. Then, what is personal to me becomes universal, through painting, and my work takes on layers and new meanings. It becomes alive.