In my work I combine my fascination for architecture, cities, computers, technology, science fiction and machines with that for the subconscious. I make research into our perception of reality.
By manipulating the context and perspective I show other possibilities of the reality of the image. Hereby I use images from my subconscious. This way I noticed perspective of places I dream about shifts compared with the same places in fysical reality. From that I conclude that there are different stages of seeing; from the unfiltered image to the image coloured by our experience and fysical being. Also, everyone looks from their own perspective, so there are many ways to approach reality.
I especially use photography as a basis for sculpture, collage and installations. By re-formulating the image and its meaning I map the subject. Therefor I rather call it mapping than collage. To do so I use my own photos, and also images from advertisement leaflets, magazines and books. I cut these into arbitrary fragments, with which I reconstruct the image.For the sculptures I often use old objects as a basis, on which I build a paper frame, and on that frame I mount the photo fragments. The fysical work process is important in my work, because by looking at the material for many times in different ways (making photos, selecting, cutting, measuring, etc.) also influences the way I see the work, and how it will be built. I use a digital camera, but I choose to don't use any other digital means to make the work. My goal is not a shiny, clean end product, but the result of a proces with all – apparent – imperfections.
My intention is to make larger works. In order to do so, I am looking for places where I can produce and show the work. Options are site-specific work, and/or in cooperation with others (photographers, inhabitants, etc).
Besides my visual work, I also write. Mostly poetry. Mostly Dutch. Recently I published some poems on my (Dutch) blog "Wolkenblugt".