I’m fascinated by looking at faces, situations, light and colour, and the stories that we draw from these. Based on these experiences, I create photographs, installations, sculpture and text.
At the core of my practice, I explore the borderland of the personal outer and inner world, our intimate connection and communication with the world, and I am interested in close relationships between people.
When I was a child, my younger brother had a room in our basement full of old radios and toasters. He spent hours there, deconstructing each item and figuring out their inner logic: and, perhaps over time, also his own inner logic. Today, my artistic practice functions much in the same manner. My studio is a space for deconstructing my photographs, experiences and methods. Taking a poetic and emotional starting point and working hands on with cameras, printers, glass, wood, sound, etc.
The image is a dynamic space where the image maker, the image and the viewer each contribute to create meaning. News images, private images found in city archives or iPhone photo folders and images on gallery walls are all related – and these images are friends with sculptures, installations, stories and memories. I am inspired by the flux of images from one arena to another.
Images as evidence, as a story teller and as poetic expression are vital parts of our relation to each other. It is part of how we understand ourselves, our personal stories and our sociocultural progress and setbacks.