Through my artwork I want to inspire people to look at life differently; not only at their own life but also at life around them. I work on themes to achieve that, and herein the idea determines the form. In that way each theme requires a different style of execution. This results in a significant diversity in my work.
My artwork is a combination of words and images. Not with an intention to break patterns but to inspire the audience to look differently at reality, their own as much as the reality surrounding them. What I try is to change perception. Perception is not merely seeing or perceiving, it is also about constructions in your mind.
New connections between thinking and feeling, between reality and phantasy, and between clinging to and letting go. Connections that make sure that the watcher starts thinking differently, gets a new experience and possibly acts upon it.
My artwork should not be judged on what one sees, but on what it does to you. It is not so much about the image but about the message. This message can evoke a negative reaction, but that could be as valuable as a positive one. There is one difference, though. The receiver who is engaging in the story is someone who understands that reality is a construct of experiences and assumptions. If one is ready to accept it, one is ready to act upon it. These are people who arrive at a position where they can give their lives a turn, people who are able to create a personal reality. And that is the kind of freedom I would like to grant everyone.