I categorize my work into two groups: 1.Self-representation and writing, and 2. Immersive painting.
1. Self-representation and writing contains works that are attempts to make a self. These works are not about a notion of a real self to assert or to discover. Rather, by making works that I believe resemble me, I am forced to encounter processes that I recognize actually as art. Processes like:
- decoupling, like in fiction, the first-person narrator's voice from an authentic speaker
- dreaming the totality of life into a form: like a block of marble, or the serial appearance of a dictionary
- making art for Google as viewer and reader
- making pictures of my body in time and space
- describing the take-over of things that belong to another person, in irrational detail
- omitting art where art is expected in order to see what other things come running in
This work relates to conceptual art strategies, reception theory, being a foreigner, art-market critique and feminist writing.
2. Immersive painting is what I call another mode in which I paint large pictures through my emotionality, physicality, impulsivity and endurance. My goal is to reach a state of aesthetic absorption. This state reminds me of my initial attachment to art in which I felt engulfed by abstract expressionist works when I saw them for the first time.
Some of my works could belong to both categories.