For me, painting is a way of creating a dialogue with reality.
I try to follow nature which is the essence of a human being - diverse, powerful and ambivalent. I find balance between tangible and abstract things, realism and dreams, geometric and shapeless objects, but humanity is always at the centre of my search as we are the only living beings able to define beauty.
I observe life and I like to process it in my canvases. Generally there has been a pronounced tension in opposing elements of life for a long time – not just in my life but generally. I appreciate the struggle of the two types of structures – ones created by humans juxtaposed with natural ones. People, animals, plants hidden within the structure of a city…. organic life framed by steel, glass and plastic. This very rich, complex and layered structure can be fascinating and beautiful or repulsive and chaotic.
An influence on my perception could be the fact that I love nature, yet I can’t manage to leave the city. I guess this is a common condition of contemporary humans.
Ruins, abandoned places, are the most fascinating visualisation of the struggle between the human world and natural world; old abandoned buildings “repossessed” by a natural environment. I don’t perceive them as destroyed objects but rather like a new organism marching to the beat of its own drum; it seems the creations of humans are warmly embraced by nature.
Painting, despite its limitations, is a perfect form of expression for me. It can express knowledge and emotions. A variety of experiences keep me from thinking about just one technique or aesthetic. I paint realistically and abstractly, I synthesise and simplify, deconstruct into pieces, reconstruct. I use various methods not just for experimentation’s sake, but to highlight the unevenness of the world.