My paintings are constructions of concrete objects that refer to an elusive narrative. I arrive at my paintings by an intuitive process. I create set-ups using a variety of common every day objects such as tools, hardware, toys, plastic gadgets, etc. I arrange them in elaborate settings and then paint these from life.
The objects are selected by their
shape, color, material, weight or weightlessness, softness or sharpness,
opaqueness or transparency, etc. to bring out associations that are different
from the objects’ actual function. These items then become something
else; they transform in the way bricks, when assembled, form a new building.
I let the paintings dictate themselves:
the kinds of objects included, the environment, the light.