"When we look and see, the mind identifies, classifies and stores what we are looking at. The more common an object, the shorter this trajectory. A lemon is a lemon, the brain does not have to investigate, the process is fast. I am interested in re-looking, 'recycling' the images of the tradition of still life painting. Although inspired and influenced by the Dutch masters from the 17th century, my approach is markedly different. Still life painting of that era was a depiction of wealth and status. My compositions are stripped of 'precious' objects and identifible backgrounds. The objects themselves reveal only themselves, leaving the viewer with her or his own associations.

 

I love the challenge to arrest a moment in time that in itself is timeless".

 

HtE 2020