If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
I am Magritte’s, Duchamp’s, as well as my mother’s offspring. Inspired by all three of them I juxtapose ordinary objects in an unusual context to create conceptual installations. Instead of painting a pipe, I use an actual pipe and claim it not to be one. The object itself becomes even more dominant in its real presence, referring back to the subject it connotes. It is the source, medium and destination of artistic meaning. Displaced from its original surroundings and functions, it comes from the world of things to express and communicate the world of ideas.
About my artwork
The current condition of art in relation to an abundance of commodities has created the circumstances for a self sustained conceptual art where objects, upgraded from their plain commercial status, become my palette. Linguistic play and semiotics are utilized to complete my conceptual canvases. Subject matter is drawn from philosophy, society and popular culture.
My primary concern is the conceptual; form and material are treated as secondary, lightweight, and unpretentious. I treat objects as complete entities but also as connotations of the ideas they represent and, thus, engage them into a signification play between each other, into an endless striving for meaning domination. I throw them into a conceptual arena and you watch them fight each other. In the end, these visual poems depend on you to give your own verdict, to launch them into a career of metaphor, off into the realm of your imagination.
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