I investigate painting and drawing in relationship to materiality, nature and spirituality. Through abstractions and a confronting, meditative presence I address essential conditions for our being in the world: The sky, earth, soil, space, horizon, stillness, becoming and movement.
Painting is energy: The energy of colour, the energy in the process, the energy the final image produces in the viewer. The act of painting is a very physical and sensual process. And it´s dirty.
When I paint, I put forces into play: lines or pigment saturated substances are set in motion and finding a place to rest. It is question of presence, that is: of existing together with the image instead of in front of it. It is like wandering around in nature. It is being nature. It´s being a sphere in a sphere.
On the edge of consciousness, we find spiritual and material conditions of fragile and powerful life.
I work with drawn paintings and painted drawings.
My works reflect a process in which forces are put into play: lines or pigment-saturated substances are set in motion and directed – violently or gently – further, finding the place, where an image becomes visible. The image is connected to some kind of nature – inner or outer. Artistic work is to me about transforming energy – making it flow, or find a temporary shape. I am part of a transformation.