'Oh no its an A4 [Ingrid Bergman’s dress, 1945]'

2015 / Acrylic, collage, parchment paper / 21 x 29,7 cm

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My work spans across a number of mediums; painting, sculpture, the internet, interactive electronic mechanisms, performance, video & audio. In my work I interact with found objects, packaging, promotional media, elements of contemporary culture. Designed objects that had a previous life as containing an artifact, an object of desire and a message.

My painting process ‘tries’ to consider a few parameters, I react to what is there, aiming to highlight what it can imply rather than what it actually is, it’s a non-systematic reaction, i may have a plan & a set of rules regarding a specific piece, but while working i will change these or abandon them completely. Disrupting the system that was formulated within the initial steps coincides with my thoughts regarding our culture & control systems, the notion of change takes shape in the process. At the same time, the positive additive aspect of painting is challenged by the non-action, the surface that has not been manipulated.

As a trained designer I try to reverse my do’s & don’ts to somewhat forcefully unlearn. I use the authoritative nature of the drop-shadow or bold type, but i do this in a non authoritative manner.  This can be seen as a humorous action but it is done out of disillusionment. Levels of interpretation appear before during or after the work in created, thus giving me the possibility to go back and modify, erase, or cut a painting in half. It is all part of the action of recycling.

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