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 solution. 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 one feels.
*David Sylvester, Interviews with Francis Bacon, Thames & Hudson, 1992, p. 11
Habeas Corpus II 2006-2007, drawings, indian ink on A5 watercolour paper.