My language is vibrant color and line.

The Relativity of Our Concept of Reality

The fact that we inescapably see the world through the sunglasses of our own culture makes our reality and concept of "truth" amorphous.

My language is vibrant color and line...

Color makes my heart sing.

Painting is about color. Pure pigment, intensity, light...

I want to do paintings that give the same feeling to the viewer as a gaze upon an open landscape: to rest, to open the mind and the senses, to see, to feel/to fuel one's own life flow.

Cultural backgrounds create "reality"

Being an artist led me to ask many questions such as what is reality, and to what extent is "what we see" shaped by our cultural backgrounds? Taking the relativity of our perception of "truth" as a starting point, I try to identify cultural assumptions in order to go beyond them. Living abroad and immersing myself deeply in foreign cultures I have become very aware of my own roots, my own cultural matrix.

Learning how to see clearly

I believe that in difficult times like ours it is of importance to see things "clearly". The fact that we inescapably see the world through the sunglasses of our own culture makes our reality and concept of "truth" amorphous, a fact being enforced even more by globalization. Our only chance is to learn to really see things and to take them for what they are instead of projecting our own cultural perceptions onto them.

Because the fact that something is "foreign" to us, does not automatically make it "bad" or "wrong". Sometimes it is even enriching to follow foreign ways of dealing with the world, as foreign cultures, just as our own, follow an inner logic and often offer surprising solutions.

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