The inspiration for many of my paintings originates from my own memories and experiences of foreign places, its people and cultures. A central theme I explore is how our position in every day life, our habits and our values are challenged as we encounter the previously unknown or unfamiliar.
Each of my paintings is much like a diner-table. Were the various entities, objects, aspects and shapes join in, sit down and take on the role of a guest. While painting I let myself be guided by the fleeting thoughts and memories, in doing so I aim to open up the contents of my paintings to resonate with both past and present. As my mind wanders, the fragments shape their own identities, and reveal a new and unforeseen narrative that may express itself beyond the personal.
The resulting paintings are an eclectic gathering both in style and story building upon reality, fiction, unexplored possibilities and autobiographical elements.