Primarily, there are two things I can not resist: to collect things and to draw.
I do not collect anything in particular, but rather things in general. It can be a plastic piece on the sidewalk, dust from my apartment or floorboards from the deserted space next to my studio. Found objects are both my inspiration and a part of my material, things that once had a particular purpose are now placed in a new context.
I draw, and when I draw, I ask myself what a drawing is, and what drawing can be. The slow process is an important part of the result. To draw often give rise to a meditative state - a welcome contrast to the information overload I experience in my everyday life.
My work is an attempt to understand, manipulate and reshape the reality we live in. I think of my work as visualizations of my own thoughts but also reflections of others.
More or less, I am also obsessed with the idea that we (in this part of the world) are living in a completely unsustainable way - as if the Earth's resources were infinite. There is an abundance I can neither defend or handle.
Inspiration: communication, consumption, dreams, material, Friedrich Nietzsche, memory, philosophy, Paul Ricoeur, perception, Henry David Thoreau, time, value