I’d like to give the viewer a glimpse of my world, a world sometimes far removed from the world as we know it.
I attempt to portray fantasy, emotion and intense feelings in my work. I hope my images offer hope in a complex time, too much colored by negativity. I hope my images offer hope in a complex time that’s too much colored by negativity. I try to convey my reality to the viewer and enchant him with a different reallity. The end result is one thing but the creative process that precedes it is equally important to me.
Recurring themes or sometimes contradictory feelings like loneliness, freedom, anonymity, flee or death go together in dialogue that I try to translate into positive images that sometimes arise spontaneously or I get inspired by things that I hear or read.
When I have a picture in my head, I make a rough sketch and on that basis I photograph all the ingredients to arrive at this one image. Like a traditional sculptor I model with modern technologies and applied software all the preparatory work to what I had in mind from the beginning. You could also compare it to how a painter with a color palette, brushes, paint and various other attributes gradually transferring an image on the canvas.
During the creation process, I use whatever is really useful to achieve my goal. It may even involve seemingly small, trivial objects that create my own symbolism. This slow process of creating in combination with how I feel at that moment, make the end result that’s usually a dramatized, humorous, surreal or intensified version than what I had in mind at the start.
The biggest compliment I can get is that the viewer creates his or her own story full of his or her personal feelings.
Back to nature.
Lest we forget.