in forming an artist's statement:
[originally posted on my website: https://www.ideabarstudio.com/notebook/formation-of-an-artists-statement]
I AM NOT INTERESTED IN MAKING A PRETTY PICTURE for people to look at and admire. What interests me deed down is the freedom provided by knowing and [at the same time] bending the rules. The freedom to express my thoughts, let my intuition flourish with the simple act of mark-making: The essence of our spirit, expression through art. Visual composition comes forth unconsciously and almost automatically, it builds on it own, a naturally consequence of my architectural and design background.
Visual forms arise from allowing the unexpected to happen, carrying the promise to behold the experiences, dreams and utmost desires of their subject matter, their creator and their viewer.
I am interested in the imperfect. In this perfectly curated world [of social media] letting something to happen by chance, strips it away from the stress to strive for [a fake kind of] perfection. It is not by chance the Japanese celebrate the imperfections of life through the concepts of wabi-sabi; the perfection of honesty, of imperfection.
Emerging from a meditative, process-driven practice, the narrative is composed through an intuitive exploration of the aesthetic language of simplicity and details. Details that are not directly visible at first glance, but emerge via subtractions and juxtapositions. Interacting with the subject matter; allowing the unpredictable to happen by [un]constructing the image. Thus, by letting the aesthetical flow to take over.
When working with a model, I seek for delicate figures, which then I try to direct into a narrative that exposes the raw desires, goals and aspirations of human nature; usually aggressive, strong and confrontational. A contrast that allows space for creativity.