I do work mostly in series. The images shown in my portfolio are examples of different series all executed over the last ten years.
Some of the latest series such as "Dance of the transient forms" and "Collapse" have recently been exhibited in the Mas Poch Gallery in Spain.
The most extensive series is called the "ENFANT TERRIBLE" series. These are drawings and paintings, mostly of a little girl and her family and friends. The rather menacing images of a seemingly helpless frightened little girl, being held tight or prettied up with bows in her hair, are inspired by photographs in my family album. In these drawings I am not interested in a photographic likeness, but I try to express a feeling about these people in the pictures. Part of the series were shown in the LCP Gallery in London during summer 2002 and in the Mas Poch Gallery in Spain November 2003.
The series before "Enfant Terrible" is called: "WEBS", inspired by
the sight of insects, leaves, dried up larvae; all caught in a Spiders web underneath a box on top of one of my work tables in the studio. They have been considerably enlarged; some paintings are as big as 160x210cm.The result seems to give almost the impression of an abstract painting. But it was all there in detail underneath the box in my studio.
Series' before this include: "INSECTS". Large paintings of insects found lying about in my studio. Again I was not after photographic likeness. Just wanted to express an insect feeling. I deliberately did not put my reading glasses on while looking at the small insects. "INSECTS" was shown at the Morley Gallery in London in 1998.
"OWOOS" was done after a stint as guest artist in the grass lands of Outer Mongolia. You do find these Owoos all over the grass lands, they are landmarks where the traveller stops, and donates something of him or herself to the existing mountain of stones, cans, bottles, sometimes yaks heads, etc. She or he then walks three times clock wise around this little mountain to invoke good luck while travelling. There are usually flags on these Owoos as well. The "OWOOS" were shown at the Chancery Gallery, of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in London.
The "TUNNELS" were passed through on the way from Nice to Genoa, along the Mediterranean coast. "TUNNELS" were shown at East, Norwich Gallery, Norfolk Institute of Art and Design, Norwich.
I have also added a series of life drawings, entitled "Adam and Eve".
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