My paintings are realistic images that reflect my everyday experiences and interests. I am drawn to ordinary objects for my paintings and get pleasure from creating images of these often-overlooked things thus highlighting their appearances, qualities and existence. The transparency, the reflections and the distortions caused by water I also find intriguing. My fascination with detail led me to create larger-than-life images of my subjects enabling me to study and analyse not only each color transition and complex shape but also variations in light, value, and texture that create the illusion of depth.
Stillness of mind allows me to enter into a realm of the abstract where I feel that all things are connected to one another. Meditated deeply on the presence of things I instill each item I paint with a hint of the metaphysical. They become a kind of abstraction separated from reality and endowed with a life of their own, thus transforming in something anew, a new reality, a microcosm. Balancing on the borderline of reality and the abstract, the paintings become more than just the subjects themselves; they become a means to connect with our natural world on a spiritual level. My hopes through my art are to evoke this awareness in the viewer and at the same time a mere invitation to find the time to indulge in the beauty that surrounds us, therefore helping us appreciate things we so often take for granted everyday.
Photographs play an important role in the work process but they are only a departure or intermediate step, surpassed by an individual interpretation of reality. Often, more than one picture is needed for the sake of setting up the right composition. Sketches are made on paper and then transferred onto canvas. My paintings are stillifes but I invigorate new life into the classic stillife genre creating a fusion of a classic subject of painting with a modern photographic approach of cropping, zooming in and enlarging.