Our facial expression conveys emotional states that sometimes we want to conceal. However, success in hiding them from others will turn into devastation for ourselves.
My current work is about experimenting with aspects of the figure. I start my process by acknowledging what is going on inside, a real sense of purpose, drive, connection, and response to the world. I want to have space to express emotions like tension, desperation, anger, and power and to allow the expression of movement. These fundamentals help me to delve into what may be hidden beneath our skin.
I thrive when I dive into the depths of unseen emotional states. Our emotions are like a palette of sensations, coloured with sadness and joy, hope and despair. My work expresses the joy of discovering what is hidden inside us. I sometimes paint the nude, the real, and the raw. I exaggerate the facial features, embrace figural distortion and intensify shapes with the use of expressive but minimalistic lines to find a sense of simplicity of what would otherwise be highly complex forms.