The absurd appears to me as a great misunderstanding between people and reality. It is my intention to expose it. I do this by studying situations in the world around me where I recognise its presence. Then I reconfigure my findings into something new. I combine seemingly unrelated images and paint several studies to deepen my involvement in the material. The painting process is a deconstructing one. I like to let my representation fall apart completely in the raw physicality of the paint. Doing so, I can introduce new contrasts.
This includes contrasts in light and texture, but also the contrast between the comprehensible and the bizarre. This way, painting can be made to represent the contradiction between people and reality. People, by nature, makers of sense, and reality, by its nature, maker of nonsense.