The ability to use extreme simplification, which opens up surprising worlds and a space for creative play, is essential for the creative process. I am led by the joy of discovering the new and the respect for the material and its nature.
I produce seemingly extremely complex visual forms in an astoundingly simple manner. In my drawings, I behave like someone who partakes in nature’s processes. I find an interesting abstract structure, I grasp its visual essence and its hidden logic and I apply to it its own law of growth. I am influenced by the concept of evo-devo, evolutionary developmental biology, which is interested in the formation of organisms. Recent discoveries bring totally new dimensions and relationships between the large and the small to the visual world. I see the world as a universe of giant forms constructed from an endless amount of repetitious identical particles rebuilt with the same meticulousness as the large ones and I draw them through my illustrations.
For example: A metal comb leaves the most beautiful trace if you pull it across some fresh black paint on white paper.
I understand that the strong impression is created by the multitude of parallel thin black and white lines, which weave across the surface of the paper. In this abstract space, I can see a scene. Using a brush that creates the same fine lines of black or white paint, I add to the structure which then grows into a new organism – an illustration, and eventually into a book, perhaps. I begin from various kinds of structures – see my letter illustrations, for instance.
In this process there are four types of work that I create: drawings, etching, original illustrations, and fine art prints. Since the final aim of an illustration is printing them on paper, I perceive the fine art prints of my original illustrations complete works of art produced using the highest technology available. Thus, I can guarantee limited edition museum quality printing at an affordable price.