If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
a full time painter.
About my artwork
I use mostly a flat perspective, not very traditional. Within the more patternlike paintings I divide the space in a background and a foreground. The background covers the depth but leave you an imagination of an endless space. It’s like driving while there is heavy fog. You can’t see the road more than a few meters but you know that the road continue. In my more open paintings with horizontal Lines I use the Lines to tell the distance. Instead of leading the Lines into the painting they divide the canvas horizontal into one or more spaces. Here again it’s about ground/water/horizon/reflection/sky.
Some paintings I call windows. This has to do with that they are representing a inside and outside space. Like I’m looking through a window into the sky or landscape. The figure is you looking at the painting and this takes the work to another level. Even if it’s two dimensional it becomes ‘three dimensional’ with the space and people surrounding the work. Looking at it as if it was a window.
Artists I like
looking at exhibitions, like good music and everything that makes the living worth to live.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
De Appel, Valérie Mannaerts "Diamond dancer" in amsterdam.
Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, MoMA, New York.
Malmö Konsthall Sweden:
FRANCISCO GOYA – Krigets fasor
26 november 2011 – 29 januari 2012