Memory Empty (oil on canvas, 170x150cm, 2010)
What do you see here? Do you see the bride jumping to grab her prized baby? Or maybe you have spotted the Hulk-ish woman preparing to jump in a second. Either way, I bet you haven't noticed the happy dog in the foreground.
In a major way, this painting is an introspection. It is the result of years of thought about what I am doing here, as an individual, how I am relating to other people, what my purpose might be in the world and other such major questions that have accumulated themselves as a crowd in my mind.
For Memory Empty, I am reinventing my way of painting and producing a collage that means something different and discloses its metaphors gradually.
This work speaks of power, of daring to see beyond the visible and to go beyond the known. It is a strange marriage between the usual (a match of beach volley) and the unusual characters that are playing. It is my way of saying: there's more to the eye then the mind can see.
I have used oil paint and extensive sketching to produce this work and I have chosen a large canvas to span and create the atmosphere that such a scenery needs in order to be properly received.
The work itself is a depiction of modernity: lifestyles and attitudes in a strange and daring combination. Like a kaleidoscope of characters that form the civilization on the beach. I am attempting to create image associations that are visually surprising and recognizable.