The notion of
otherness is central to my research as an artist. The idea to be “different” or
to be labelled “different”, is a fundamental part within my practise. It
fascinates me that materiality, commodification, and social norms all together
form a general cultural code to which we try position ourselves within the
world we live in.
My work explores
how to position yourself in a contemporary society that is in a constant flux, in
which cultural borders are slowly dissolving, being reinvented or are getting intervolved
with each other. Within the work there is a constant dialogue between socially
accepted cultural codes and the codes we still experience as problematic. My
interest as an artist lies within the grey area, the raw edges combined with a
more globalist society.
By tracing these threats,
I try to develop works, that play with human emotions, humour, and a nearly
childish nativity that softly touches upon an obscure view of the world. These
works are constructed out of symbols and a visual language I borrow, copy and
reinvent from out media, the creative industry and other artists. By doing so
the work tries to be an exploration of a world in which knowledge, perception
and culture, the rational and the unexplainable intertwine with each other.