My painting emerges from an interaction between realism and abstraction. Somewhere at the border between chaos and calm, I create my paintings to satisfy my fascination with the human form. As an artist I’ve always been told to “loosen up“, which is something I’ve been struggling with my whole career. But my work is anything but loose, on the contrary, it is very balanced and strict. That is a direct reflection of how I am as a person. There is something calming for me with the graphic pattern that builds the anatomy in my paintings. It makes me feel that I am in control, if only for that specific moment I work with my art. This very feeling is what I want to convey to my audience.