Artist statement.


 

FOR AS LONG AS WE BOTH HAVE LIVED.

 

My work is an ongoing quest as to my longing for the past. A past that is beyond my own.

Using found images from my growing archive that date from the forties to the sixties, I make works that depict cut-off portraits of a larger image. By zooming in, you lose information of the greater picture. The subjects are taken out of their own context and are placed in a new environment, inviting you to fill in the narrative and wonder. My work is a collection of paintings that create a nostalgic, utopian environment.

I present you with a non-factual history, a fictional nostalgia.