The human body is the overarching theme that runs through my work, unravelled into the connection between emotions, sense and culture. In my opinion these elements are inextricably linked with each other, nevertheless the time we live in (society today) has turned their relationship unstable and therefore intriguing. My fascination for the human body and psyche lies in stimulating and visualising emotions in an abstract manner, with the higher purpose of creating a deeper connection with our surroundings, fellow human beings and our inner self. My work springs from my astonishment how ordinary and accepted it is to repress emotions and our overall daily numbness. We live in an individualised and digitalised fast-paced world that compels our soul to remain asleep. We are individually stuck in organised structures and daily routines, which translates to me as modern survival. My goal is to slow people down for a moment in their daily rush. I want to wake them up, confront them, open them up and eventually connect them. I express my emotions in my work, simultaneously confronting my viewers with their own emotions and feelings. This process gives me new insight into myself and also enables me to touch other people, ideally in ways that will lead them to open up and experience new things.
Based on cultural research, forecasting and inspired by these social and personal subjects I create multisensory installations. With my work I start a visual, experimental dialogue about re-balancing and re-valuing the power of connection where I embrace the vulnerability that comes with it, fading the thin line between the spectator and the object. The experience turns the spectator into a participating part of the work. The main focus lies in how humans perceive sensory stimulation, making the sensory experience an important point within’ my work. This approach is reflected in a various range of media such as modern-day technology in film and photography, combined with analogue techniques and tactility.