Gerrit Rietveldacademie, Amsterdam, BDes
There is no meaning if meaning is not shared, and not because there would be an ultimate or first signification that all beings have in common, but because meaning is itself the sharing of Being.
- Jean-Luc Nancy
My practice takes shape by operating in daily life. Central to the development of my practice are the results coming from micro research in public space as well as a search for gems in the fleeting moments of daily life. I map, clip, take photo's, collect, draw, make notes and archive all those bits and pieces that speak to me from the world around me. Online and offline. This ever-growing archive of collected materials is used to create work in a variety of media. As a base I create interactive atlases guided by the use of chance and imagination. They start as a chain or network of related or perhaps unrelated, relating subjects. With them I search for meaning and try to discover if there is any coherence between the alternative knowledge that I generate. In my practice I try to achieve a certain level of immateriality and aspire to offer an experience by creating a concentrated life within a piece.
Note: The artworks on view are fragments from my research and work, these elements are entwined and give an impression of the visual landscape of my practice