I grew up, playing, learning, and working on my daddy's Architect office, convinced that one day, I would become an Architect like my father as well. But I had no interest in houses or buildings at all, nor was I very efficient. But I had this weird interest in drawing, in cartoons and emotional poetry, which I didn't understand myself, so to act a little rational, I started to study at the Seminary school to become a teacher instead. Soon my studies were converted into pure art, psychology, and theology instead. Then one night, I had a dream that told me pretty clear to pack my stuff, leave my studies, my girlfriend and everything behind, and go out and become an artist. It was in 1989 when I was 22 years old. I felt no doubt about the message from the dream, and that's the source for the life I'm living today. I still remember the content from that dream, and it still influences my images.
What I express has to be part of my self and part of the world that created me. I believe in the genie effect in being a contemporary painter: That I am attracting things to happen the way I focus on the subject, I'm creating. And that's the same energy that makes me create new pictures every day.
The allegories in my pictures take form from my poetical interpretation of situations we as human beings are familiar to - Could be anxiety, feeling of being liberated, or escape from something. At the same time, I've got the habit of adding an electric contact, a settings app, or even an emoji because these things have become essential for us to look at and to use, more than landscapes or maritime backgrounds.
It's important to me to remain very human in my expression, to witness universal life without becoming ordinary realistic. The raw realism appears too heavy and dull to me, so I try to express a colorful parallel tale to reality by using bright primary and secondary colors and remarkable evident brushstrokes as active and dynamical part of the expression. Therefore the textural or impasto painting is vital in my pictures and provides me with a unique feeling of modeling contact with the subject I create. It becomes substantial real in my hands and my mind. It becomes an exceptional individual to me through its physical presence.