Reflecting on my European heritage and my many years in Asia, my art practice is a search
of a contemporary fusion of Western and Japanese aesthetic principles.
Based on somephilosophical constructs on the appreciation of beauty and art in both cultures, my body of work aims to create a two-way visual dialogue obliterating the cultural bias. By this, I mean removing the cultural consciousness applied when appreciating and/or interacting with visual arts.
The interdependence of both cultures increased in the past century, and my work proposes
to continue to blur the previously distinctive cultural lines. It also reflect and question the feasibility and legitimacy of visually articulating fusion philosophical constructs, and in a more general context of multi-cultural awareness it explores the value of compound narratives presented to a wider audience.
Believing in cross disciplinary art, I approach my work with a combination of theoretical analysis and studio practice. I mix poetry, in particular haikus for their particular concise po-etic forms and underlying connections to the Zen philosophy, lettering arts and other visual elements such as collages, stitching, lace, painting, gilding or any other appropriate medium, as metaphors for the particular aesthetic or subject matter I am trying to depict.
A few recurring theme reflecting in my work are Nature and the power and intricacy of human relationships. My latest serie of works was articulated around the Japanese aesthetic ideals Wabi-Sabi and Iki, and the subject of love.