I create by starting. This start, fed by inspiration that takes many forms, is expressed in a big quantity of quick sketches in different mediums. I reproduce these first steps endlessly. Within this reproduction process, transformations of the starting point arise. I react on these transformations by putting them in perspective with the next move I make. This way I try to lose the original luggage that I started with to create an ambiguous and associative way of making. The work is created during and through making.
By making, I try to understand. My attitude towards making is also the opposite of the functions and the way things work in society. Everything outside my studio revolves around effectiveness and assumptions based on useful pretexts. These things do not apply in my studio and work. I believe in the exception and the question. This attitude allows me to maintain a broader and open view in my search towards strange coincidences and new combinations.dantevanelburg.nl