My work was once described by someone as stepping into a cartoon version of the real world. This comment has stuck with me for some time now, and it still seems applicable to my work today. Like a cartoon, I too enjoy to show the features of my subjects in a humorously exaggerated way. In my subject matter I tend to drift towards objects that have a specific function. I am fascinated by the way in which we relate to these objects, by how they are made to be used, treated and viewed in a certain way. From a t-shirt to a brick road, from a chair to a clock: their distinct functions seem to have earned them a set place in our everyday life. Yet, this is not necessarily the case. By re-viewing, re-structuring, re-building and re-placing, I use the original properties and characteristics of an object to create new possibilities. These works become a play on reality, they are recognizable yet estranged from their original form. In the end, I try to offer the viewers of my work an alternative way of looking at some of the things that they are so used to seeing.
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