Describe your way of working?
Storytelling and identity are central to my design process. However most of the time it actually starts with paintings. Viewing them I mean, I do not actually paint myself. I spend a lot of my time at either galleries or museums and doing studio visits, that is with a feeling of enchantment. There is a seductive quality of paintings, a way it can pull you in, and be pleasurable. Sometimes in an absurd and somewhat unpleasant way. It’s a complicated experience, one could even call it confrontational, where pleasure meets a sense of discord, that triggers a starting point for emotions and thoughts. You have to work to figure it out, solve the puzzle in your own mind. And by this point you might realise how you have been pulled into the painting, standing there a few more minutes than you intended. This is the starting point for me, this sometimes quite uneasy feeling that I can not articulate starts a research process, a sketch process or writing process until the idea forms and visualises in my practice.