UNIVERSE OF GAINT FORMS
Essential for the creative process is the ability to use extreme simplification, which opens up surprising worlds and a space for creative play. I am lead by the joy of discovering the new, a 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. I add to it its own laws of growth. I begin from any kind of structure – see my letter illustrations, for instance. In this process, I am influenced by the concept of evo-devo evolutionary developmental biology which is concerned with the formation of organisms. Recent discoveries bring to the visual world totally new dimensions and relationships between the large and the small. 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 these through my illustrations.