My work involves a diary-like approach towards places-in-between, ‘an exploration of transitional states and concepts of being simultaneously ‘not yet’ and ‘no longer’’. In this powerful zone where one’s values and practices intersect, ‘the artistic process reveals unexpected mysteries behind the seemingly ordinary’.
Personal experiences and memories play an important role in how we perceive the world around us. They intensify our feelings and emotions, thereby giving our lives meaning and richness. I travel the world with my eyes and soul wide open and love to interact with people of different cultural backgrounds. From each encounter and journey I treasure memories worth being worked with, interwoven and transformed into something material. Capturing the energy and spirit of a place, person, object or an idea involves my playing with the eroticism of the unspoken.
To this end I pursue different threads in my art practice. All aim to redefine invisible worlds and introduce them into a new context, into a space between knowledge and aspiration, dreams and reality. I investigate ancient and modern structures, the human body and natural materials with compassion and humour.
Uniting colours, light, glass, paper as well as found objects and materials, my works are transforming and transformative.
Spleen - Bilder, Skulpturen und Objekte
Exhibition of SGBK/SSWA Maison 44, Steinenring 44, Basel, 9.9.-25.9.2016
mixed media series on carved camel bone, 2016