Artist Statement:

____Breaking the two and three dimensional fields of traditional art into the fourth dimension is a primary drive in my creative process. Infusing these fields with aesthetic resonance is the goal. Expression, abstraction, representation and spatialism converge in my work through meditative explorations of perspective, color and structure. I aim to build physical and visual stimuli into multi sensory experiences that lead the viewer to a state of reflection and pause. My work navigates the contemporary landscape establishing platforms from which to gain new perspectives.

____In my paintings I work with collaging photographic and designed elements, layering combinations of color, patterns and stenciled imagery. I work with a broad range of media and techniques, using my paintings as stepping stones into atmospheric sculptures and audio/visual installations. I incorporate various themes in my work, from ancient mythologies, my own heritage, new media and societal trends to investigations of art and its presentation in contemporary culture. I develop my art through a studio practice of collaboration, research, exploration and experimentation. In exploring the creative process I search for ways to achieve an aesthetic balance with conceptual and visual clarity.

____Artists that inspire my explorations are Kandinsky, Rothko, Klimt, and above all Turrell. Kandinsky pursued symbolizing synesthetic ideologies while Turrell can be viewed as a scientist of light pushing the boundaries of synesthetic perception. A major theme in my work and research is synesthesia and its various manifestations in theory, practice and function in contemporary society. These artists entertained to various degrees synesthetic tendencies, not necessarily in the physical / mental manifestation, but in the idea that the total art work must incorporate multiple modalities of the arts into a new experiential media. New media has vastly broadened the landscape of the human condition through an almost ubiquitous and immediate interconnectedness, how does this affect our condition and has the total art work evolved into a total new media or a goliath of the subconscious?


____The works shown here are a culmination of a Master degree I pursued and obtained at the Royal Academy of the Arts and The Royal Conservatory in the Hague, NL. I studied in the ArtScience and Sonology Departments where I researched resonance and the structures of sound in space. My aim was to develop a working process that would allow me a new way to develop works which incorporate and symbolize multiple modalities and experiences. I developed a studio Painting tool known as an XY plotter. I customized and designed a large plotter that can be hung on a wall over a painting and used to help produce the painting. I am still designing and developing this machine below and finding ways to make it better and more robust. All the works below were to some degree aided by this machine. Over the last years I have developed my work with this machine and have developed a creative process which is a symbiosis of machine aided constructivism and painting with the hand. Color, structure and form align in a new way and the goal is to develop this process further.

2.2 x 2.2 meter wall plotter
Big XY Drawing Machine.: 2.2 x 2.2 meter wall plotter

180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas
Boogie Woogie Wormhole: 180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas

180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas
Grid Wave: 180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas

180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas
Draped Grid.: 180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas

180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas
Tri-point-field.: 180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas

180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas
Floating Point.: 180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas

180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas
Snow Sea.: 180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas

180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas
3 Phase.: 180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas

180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas
Conscious / Mindless.: 180 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas

300 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas
Sun Ra.: 300 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas

300 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas
Tetra Field.: 300 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas

360 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas
Interferometric Dance.: 360 x 180 cm. Acrylic on canvas