About my work
‘I am basically open for all means of work, that so to say’ work’. The sum of my experiences throws ideas into space and challenges me to give them physical bodies, - that will work.
They continuously materialize in my studio, and wait there in heaps, while I think, rethink and decide, whether I will work further with the idea. If positive, I make a couple of related small works, a kind of test balloons, and from there I escalate in size and number. This way I build up my spacial ‘form-curve’ by trying, looking and retrying...
This way I challenge the gravitation in ceramic pieces, where I anyway do things that apparently can not be done. Because it is ALWAYS interesting - ceramics or not. I cast plastic movements in margarine boxes or fix string in sharp squares; knock stamps into clay blocks and freeze movement by slip-casting into the void...
I intend keeping a certain speed in the ‘art production’, because I tell myself that boredom during work is directly readable in the finished work. Like trying to figure it out too much, causes laziness, fear and lack of fantasy.
You can call my work theme-less or abstract, or you can call it language of form, consequently communication by making artistic touched spaces and objects, it injects vitality onto things as a contrast to the ordinary.
A piece on the floor works differently from a piece at the wall - likewise it is a great difference making an object for an exhibition or building a piece in a specific location. When I work with the space between ceiling and wall, I get into an area, where often a stucco is placed. This way my work collides with the public expectation of a sculptural manipulation at this place, that may be more in direction of a Roman ornament or fluctuating flower decorations.
This way I attack peoples memorized conception of how stucco looks like and at the same time sculpturally play with the space at places, where otherwise room is only left for art pieces on window-sills, flat on walls or small size pieces on little shelves.