Which relates very well to the my second main theme: nostalgia. If I try to analyse it, then all these old houses and rusty fences are items that have something of the past about them. And so they go to capture moments from the past. The same for the works that include human figures: capturing people as they were at that instant, which is never to return. A moment on the beach from a summer that’s gone. Two kids, a younger and an older brother, walking hand in hand. Mother and son in front of the big cold sea. These people will not be the same, even if I try to recreate the scene, because even if we return to the same place – we will never return to the same time.
In terms of style, I would say I’m an impressionist-wannabe, constantly trying to resist the gravity of realism. I try to paint bolder and only invest in details where they are necessary for delivering an impression – but they often pull me in.
My favourite medium is oil on canvas, although some pencil and ink drawings find their way into my portfolio, too.