4 by N

New work 2021.

I started with a grid and I weaved my way in and out of it. I played with bold shapes in different colors while trying to keep the harmony and balance. The edges, I realized,  are a physical reflection of my emotions during the days of the lockdown, the streets were empty and the stress level was high. However I needed to escape to a happy place with colorful designs. In the paintings, tension and happiness coexist. 


My process is layering, pouring water with pigment and glue, scraping off, scratching into the surface, leaving traces of earlier information, a buildup and overlap of successive stages. For my mark making I  sometimes use unorthodox tools and materials from the kitchen, from the hardware store and the recycle bin.