During daily walks I find my own logic within all shapes, different materials and compositions that I encounter. Collecting small objects and taking pictures helps me remember the clarity I experienced at that very moment. Capturing specific details within the surroundings in photo's (leaving out context by zooming in) already creates an abstract layer. Through contemplating all ideas, objects and pictures I start connecting one another. It's an ongoing game of looking and finding resemblances within very different settings. Mostly marks and traces draw my attention, they can be damages or fixings on walls, roads, pavement, the volatile within tags, graffiti or sprayed markings on roads, ripped off advertisement posters, empty billboards. They are mostly coincidental and visual results, caused by human action, just like painting.
Once I start working in the studio, the outside world starts fading, and the possibilities within painting become more significant. Painting becomes an ongoing process of associating on the original idea, associating on the visual outcome of the work itself and a continuance of pushing myself in the attitude towards painting.