There are a wide range of starting points for my ideas. It can be an emotion, a face I see, a fashion piece or just a colour I have in mind. For me the process of creating isn’t a conceptual one but rather an emotional one. By trying to transport a feeling, it is possible to surprise yourself with the visual results. I’ve been able to combine my passion for drawing and my background of digital photo editing. Analog sketches and color studies are as important for my work as reediting them in a digital way. This contrast can also work as a source of inspiration.
If I had to name one upside of being an illustrator it would be the possibility of working in a playful way. Different to the earlier years of my professional career as a photographer there are actually no limits to the process of creating. The work is a constant change between trying and finding, mixing and melting. The wealth of possibilities enables you to surprise yourself with the result of each work. It’s a process of abstraction and putting the abstracts together again.
Poster design by Slashstroke Magazine as part of the G0 Figure publication that accompanies the show.