“If anything, art is about morals, about our belief in humanity. Without that, there simply is no art.”
- Ai Weiwei
I’m always curious about people’s thought processes. Not being skilled in the art of small talk, I prefer to delve deep into the psyches of humans and their circumstances and struggles. To see them in their unique context.
It’s important to me to seek and find meaning and beauty in the most painful situations and darkest nights of our earthly existence.
Current issues of the day, addressing injustice, creating awareness about certain aspects of life, for instance, mental health, abuse, fear, angst, loss and grief, are all topics that I aim to convey in my work. I feel passionate about the global refugee crisis, the increasing suicide rate, growing intolerance and the threat of the global rising of fascism.
In short, mostly about the human condition, regardless of age, race, culture, or religion. I need to give it an image, make it concrete. I hope that my work confronts the viewers, without scaring them away.
It can be seen as depressing topics or themes by the general public. To me however, it is part of Life. I aim to turn unspeakable and unapproachable topics into Life-and Love-affirming works.
In order to do that, I need to dig deep into my own psyche, and confront my own fears and demons in order to tackle these themes with integrity and authenticity.