Artist statement: The media impose unrealistic dream worlds upon us which we all have to live up to. Ideals of beauty are imposed on us. The media wants to make us believe that their vision of reality is the only correct one. Independence and a critical eye are often a long way off. Countries want to make us believe that they represent the conscience of the world, whereas they are the ones who created a monster that is Guantanamo Bay. The banks and the financial sector have pushed us to the edge of the abyss with their greed. Cash ruins everything around me.
I have to respond to these illusions and events. I do that in the way that suits me best, through pictures. By expanding these visions and placing them next to each other it becomes clear how unreal, how absurd and how pointless they actually are. By placing these images next to contrasting ones a contrast and a duality is formed in my pictures. I deliberately look for this contrast and duality.
In my collages I make use of imagery from comics, photography, iconography, adverts and slogans. I re-arrange and edit these existing images to form new images and new meanings which represent my vision of reality. I sample and recreate existing images in order to create new ones. Recognisable and idiosyncratic.