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As a species who has developed as much in response to light as ours and whose primary way of negotiating life is through vision, visual stimulus is one of the ways in which we can be deeply touched - I believe that to be as true in today’s world of image overload as it was 30 thousand years ago, when the rhythms of human life were much more closely aligned with the changing daylight than ours are today.

Though it took many years of searching, it eventually became clear to me that it is this elementary experience, the excitement and joy (and sometimes the horror) that can be found in looking and that connects to other layers of our being, that I’m most interested in examining.

After a decade of exploring the appearance of objects as a figurative painter, it dawned on me in 2013 that the observed and interpreted object was an unnecessary proxy and that my aims could be more successfully pursued by concentrating on the elementary - colour, shape, surface, light - in an abstract mode of expression. In doing so, I draw as much on the history of modern and contemporary art as I do on the insights, understanding and skills acquired in ten years of looking at objects and straining to make meaningful representations of them.

Light/time, architectural space and plaster are the newest expressive elements Iím exploring in my search for moments of visual excitement and wonder, which, when the art is successful, trigger an involuntary, near-physical response that makes one want to look at the work again and again and again - enriched by the experience every time anew.

My work has been shown internationally (London, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Basel, St.Gallen (Switzerland), Karlsruhe (Germany), Weil am Rhein (Germany), Knokke (Belgium) and Vienna) in 49 exhibitions (of which 16 solo or two-person) since the year 2000 and is represented in private and public collections in the US, Europe and Australia.