Something you recall but do not remember

(artist statement)

In my work I switch between different media contemplating time and memory, often employing found objects, places, situations and stories. Being reminded of something one is not familiar with is the point from where my work oscillates, in order to initiate a tension, to provoke questions.
Whose memory, whose time? Where do the audience come into the equation?

I emphasize upon and modify tangible fragments of reality as it exists and can be found within my reach. For me a work of art comes into being through the process of shifting this reality. Whether it is a situation I have experienced, a found photograph, a gallery space or an existing piece from the history of art; the process is alike. It is involved in simplifying reality and it often results in a subtle, yet radical gesture. The simplification process involved makes necessary finding the narrowest, most intense moment. It’s as if two parallel lines anchored in reality dip to meet each other before returning to their respective distances and continuing on as before. The point where these lines meet is where the work comes into existence.

Regardless of medium the theme remains the same, time and memory run through my work. Albeit in an altering space, where time’s flow is not real and the memory is uncertain. Time becomes languid, reversed, reduced, the moment frozen. The memory is no longer mine though doesn‘t yet belong to a viewer.