My paintings emerge from an interaction between realism and abstraction. Somewhere in the border between chaos and calm, I build my paintings based on a search for identity. I work exclusively from photos that I photograph myself. That way, I have full control over the entire artistic process. However, the work is not about the individual people, the motives are not aimed at portraying an individual, but serve as a tool to find an identity. Partly my own identity and partly a fictional identity I create in my work. This is a process that never really gets done. But the journey will always be more interesting than the goal.