The main focus of the paintings is the human and the nature surrounding it. The third important component, besides the body and the place, is time. Benjamin Franklin has said „Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made out of.“
In my work I do not deal with the agreed-upon time, but rather with psychological time, which we perceive when we experience waiting. When waiting, the perception of time changes, it broadens – it is a condition where the body is in the present, but the thought has already travelled elsewhere, to the potential future. This state is externally static, but internally anxiously intense. In my paintings, time is an element in which people are seemingly stuck, it is something that isolates and incarcerates.
In the paintings, the characters let the experience of silence, time and place sacrally run through themselves. Some figures are passively waiting for the tides or the wind, others have embarked on a quiet journey to find the way to a better past of future. They are wandering in a bit dreamlike, impossible situations and places. The paintings describe the destination of the the journey or the journey itself.