For me, making drawings is a kind of non-verbal diary documenting physical sensations, thoughts and dreams. I can experiment freely on every piece of paper I find, without the feeling this is ‘a serious work of art’.
Gallery 1. selection frottages 2017, graphite on drawing paper, A4. The frottages were made for the publication Anonymous Glossy
Gallery 2. Habeas Corpus I, 2011-2016, drawings, pencil and pen on different paper. Variable dimensions.
Gallery 3. Habeas Corpus II 2006-2007, drawings, indian ink on A5 watercolour paper.
The painter Francis Bacon described his process of painting as ‘continuous accident mounting on top of another’*. My collages are made of leftovers of ‘unsuccessful’ drawings, paintings and paper. I mount and glue coincidental layers ‘on the top of another’. Making a collage feels to me like solving a puzzle that has no clear ‘aim’ or sollution. I search for images that give me a sensual, bodily pleasure; images that, like a Rorschach test, confronts me with my own (unconscious) emotions and thoughts.
Sometimes I use the collages as the basis for fake advertisements, like in the publication Anonymous Glossy, when I added slogans to the collages, which like in advertisements, create a gap between what one sees and what ones feels.
(David Sylvester, Interviews with Francis Bacon, Thames & Hudson, 1992, p. 11)