My immediate environment is what inspires me, ranging from the people, culture, objects, thoughts and especially materials that I come in contact with. I have a close relationship to materials I find in nature that can be used or recycled. I often work in layers, building a texture and feeling into the work, letting the material influence the result, not so much the original idea.
Born in South Africa in 1971, I moved to Sweden in 2001 and completed my education in painting, drawing, graphical printing and pottery at Folks Universitetet in Stockholm. In 2004 I moved to Kenya where I developed my techniques of building up collages from various materials like, pigments, sand, textile, hand made paper, rusted metal sheets, various animal dung etc.
In 2005 I moved back to Sweden where I continued working and exhibiting in various solo and group exhibitions in Africa and Europe.
Solo exhibition at Konstnärshuset, KB (Konstnärsbaren) 2005.
Art Moderna Gallery, 5th anniversary of gallery, group exhibition with young and upcoming artists, 2006.
Galleri Nybroviken, 2006
Solo exhibition: Ostergök Restaurang: 2007
Tyresö slot 2007
Konstnärshuset, KB (konstnärsbaren) 2007
Solo exhibition Galleri Hagström, Gamla Stan 2008
Solo exhibition at Galleri Sostockholm at Kungsträdgården April 2008
Solo exhibition Galleri/studio Alskog, Gotland 2008
Solo exhibition Galleri SoStockholm Stockholm December 2009
Hammarby Art Port (HAP), April 2009
Group exhibition, Gallery Eva Solvang, June 2009
Spain Barcelona, at Sala Barna, Grupo Batik Art for the 30th anniversary art fair in October and November 2005.
United Kingdom: travelling exhibition in the United Kingdom with the Ya_Africa artists (various galleries), January-November 2006.
Norway: Transvangarde and eco art exhibition October and November 2006, in Oslo.
Senegal: Dakart art bienalle, May 2006, environmental installation on tragic beauty in Dakar.
Group exhibition at the National Museum in Nairobi
Group exhibition at the RAMOMA art gallery 2004.
Solo exhibition at Tazama art Gallery 2005.
action against landmines commission for UN 2005.
Group exhibition with Green Art, artists 2005
TV: Green Art exhibition, Nairobi Kenya, 2005
Ya Africa art group, Nairobi Kenya, 2005
Dakar art bienale, 2006...
Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.