Artist Statement:

My paintings are inspired by rituals, narratives and cultural aspects evolving the relationship between the wild and the man-made. My work portrays foster discussions regarding cultural legacy, heritage from the past and traditions that carry on to this day.
The pictorial motifs are at once symbolic and poetic, drawn from personal as well as collective memories and reflect social political and theological aspects which influence our everyday lives.

In a detailed and refined drawing whether it is with a simple ballpoint pen on paper or if it is by oil on canvas, I deal with the act of mapping and the definition of actual and symbolic boundaries. I am interested in examining the domestication of nature, and while documenting the process of growth and withering in the wild, I correspond with old masters paintings and botanical drawings in a criticizing point of view.

Through my body of work I invite the audience to observe closely and consider questions regarding identity, evolution and pertinence and bring to mind the dialectics between local and global, the planted and the uprooted, east and west, indoors and outdoors, nature and culture, entangling past and present, charted pathways and unrestrained nature.

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