As long as I can remember I felt the desire to discover and to make new experiences. The older I became, the more I've grown fascinated by the excitement we felt as children when we saw, learned and experienced new things for the first time. Simultaneously, I felt sorrow about the fact those times became rarer as we grew older. We know our world, our environment and all that comes with it and barely anything can surprise or fascinate us anymore. Because of this, I started imagining, how it would be to see a new world and experience a never known life. New landscapes, new flower fields, new creatures, new histories and so on. Some kind of wanderlust for a strange and alien reality.
This led to my fascination to paraphrase common things, to give them a new meaning and to display them in a different context - combining and creating a new usage for them. Most things possess an inherent beauty we are all used to. By putting them in new correlations they can become even more beautiful and sometimes surpass the original source they replaced. For me the fascination for sublime combinations doesn't stop with day-to-day objects. It stretches further into history, linguistics, architecture and other art forms. For example old historical buildings combined with modern architecture, old, no longer used words combined with our present language, elderly people wearing youthful clothes and so on.
So I decided to combine my "weapen of choice" for expressing myself, photography, with paintings and collages. Painting as one of the oldest art forms merged with the much younger art forms and the result is a very interesting collaboration. It creates new opportunities in structure and expressions and a new way to look at things.