My working process itself can best be described as overpainting. Images are put on top of each other. Intention and context are subject to continuous change to result at last in remnants that only refer to this which once had been the catalyst but disappeared by now. Signs of effacement change place with the original motive.
The weight is the first thing which catches the eye. The paintings are saturated, painted up hermetically. Every spontaneous gesture is converted into a fraud. By erasing my traces consequently, emptying my gestures of intention and emotion and quoting them later in another context, with another meaning, I renunciate the syntaxes of the painting and together with this my only chance on speech. My work can be read as a continuous game of affirmation and retractment which ends eventually mute.
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