I am starting to paint places I have never been to, or that may not even exist. On the few occasions, I recreate a place I know and have experienced, I find myself transforming it into something else, something foreign. On canvass, this becomes a matter of balance between aesthetic and composition in order to find the dream or the feeling I’m looking for, that I didn’t know existed.
This kind of dreamy minimalism is strongly informed by my previous work which stood much closer to representational landscape painting. I am forever trying to mend this rift between representation and abstraction, between visual structure and space to be nowhere. It reminds me of putting back together a shattered puzzle where not all pieces are present.