My work is inspired by an eternal need to fill the white canvas with surrealistic stories in black and white. They are based upon concepts and references fused in creative metaphorical freedom, it has taken many years to polish my skills.
This style I’m drawn to was born 20 years ago with a group of artist friends of different artistic spectrums. We used to draw “cadavre exquis” sketches. In 2015 my focus shifted to drawings that I call 'paradigms'. Life takes unexpected turns and in 2015 I had to reset in my entire life. I used my art as a means to escape and I became more obsessed than ever!
What drives me
I am interested in the relationship between perspectives and a form of storytelling through visual arts. Some elements that I use or “repeat” in some drawings, like chess are present because I can attach several meanings to it, and since I was a chessplayer, this had a significant impact on me.
I draw these surrealistic stories in black and white, based both on concepts and daily randomness. Sometimes it’s total creative freedom without any underlying concepts. Always having this structure underneath helps bring the idea together. How does it build up? This part is difficult for me to explain, as it is an act of letting go.
It is a discovery for me as well, since I never know what thought or idea will come to me next. But the foundation remains the idea of “cadavre exquis”. I start drawing in one perspective and try to smoothly go into another and another until I fill the canvas and tell the story my way.