I am interested in colours and picturemaking as a path of understanding, a way to decipher and deepen the knowledge of the being, the existential and a frame of the mind. How the sacred imagery in history is connected and how it relates to my perception and understanding of the divine.
The paintings become a stage for acts of creation, where one colour gives birth to another, one form distorts and vanishes, fades out. In the act of painting I am fascinated by the ritual means, as a form of a process of adoration.
Symmetry has been a recurrent theme in my work, where shape and formality is in a relational context to the body, the physicality and natures own choice of symmetry. My interest has also been in the tension of the dualistic process, to reflect and mirrorize one act with another, how I subconsciously always reach for balance. I see my paintings as charts or maps of my personal view on life.
To deconstruct painterly habits, to be more sharp and present in time, which I see as a transcendental and eternal state of mind, I partly work against the symmetrical image. I work intuitively around keywords, well chosen pictures and stories. The keywords I work with at the moment are: The path, the spiral, all-seeing eye, the third eye, the entrance to life, portals between life and death, the vagina, under water, space, the apocalypse, the breaking up, the ascension, the space of the sacred heart. These stories and sources of inspiration are found in literature, movies, music and other artistís works. Poetic expression is of interest to me; it opens up abstractions and thoughts about the unspoken and unseen, the hidden and obscure, the underlying theme and unity beyond the picture or word.