In my current work, I am trying to challenge the viewer to think outside the box, escape the 3-dimensional reality. I... Read More
In my current work, I am trying to challenge the viewer to think outside the box, escape the 3-dimensional reality.
I am working from my studio in Byron Bay, a surf town in Australia.
Using the bright colours of the bay, bold contrast lines and technical distortion, I create abstract scenes inspired by humans and their perception // connection to the earth and the universal creation.
“During my last year in Berlin, I wrote a lot of poems and short stories and a coming-of-age novel called “The Uncoloured” (gross translation). Writing and producing art helped me find my place in the world. Like everyone, I have thought a lot about the universe and what it is supposed to mean to us. I have concluded that the answer lies within us and that, at the same time, there is no absolute answer. Nevertheless, I am still trying to come closer to it. Aren’t we all? Through meditation, music, reading and our own creativity, a world beyond what we can see is opening up. In my paintings, I am documenting my own and other people’s experiences of searching for the answer. Dreams, memories and sober hallucinations are the sources.”
This specific canvas was mostly painted with oil paint, but also involves some acrylics.
It shows a pool in a desert setting, technically distorted to escape the 2-dimensional form.
By using an illustrative style and abstract symbols like the coyote in the bottom right corner, I would like to lead the viewer into a sober hallucination, on a journey to the deeper spirits in us, connected to the land, but also not connected to anything at the same time. They will be a floating soul in the soup of creation, on the run to find an answer to life.