It is a constant and very organic process, which started already in art school. The first characters looked very different and more abstract, but you can clearly see it is the same concept. During the years I picked up more materials and learned new techniques, which made the drawings more refined and powerful. I also like the tradition and the physical aspect of drawing and painting. Choosing the right media is an important part of my work and I always do research before starting a project and pick the technique and media that is best suited. As a general rule I like to mix wet and dry media in my work for contrast and richness.
My art has brought me to people and places I could never even dream of and I feel very fortunate with everything I have achieved this far. The nicest thing is when people contact me to do challenging things I had never thought of such as making portraits with make-up or producing an enormous illustrated table cloth for 60 people which will be torn apart after one dinner.
There is no limit, but I like that there’s at least something vaguely recognizable in my work. If it is a series there might be a few completely abstract pieces in between. I think my work is successful when many people recognize it but see something entirely different.
Poster design by Slashstroke Magazine as part of the G0 Figure publication that accompanies the show.