Thoughts on the urban experience, architectural and social observation in the urban landscape exist simultaneously in my work. My main interest is our interaction and relationship with the environment we build to live within. A landscape consisting of abstract and concrete structures. In order to make works, that reveal an extent of our relationship to this landscape, I collect, modify and construct fragments, that reflect our interaction with it.
The notion of the limit and experience of space as a whole, have a central role in my research. This exploration of physical boundary is resonant with the complexity of the boundaries we establish between one another in personal, social, cultural, and legal realms. I see my works as fragments of a bigger picture and I place them in a way that they interact directly with the rest of the space. Painted details, marked limits and half-written phrases, suggest a continuity in space that might-or might not- exist, and question the perceived space of the art object(s).
Process is an important and integral part of my work. I am interested in the processes that redefine a fragment, which overcome the ordinariness of objects and turn into an independent form. In my artistic practice, I translate experiences in a pictorial way, while gestures, layers, fragments or phrases reveal the process of thinking and creating.
I find the composition of image or object with text very attractive. I consider language as a very close means to the pictorial way of thinking and functioning because language is based on the alphabet in order to create an abstract structure that leads to combinations that seems to be logic system patterns. Letters in my work don’t appear only as linguistic concepts. They enhance the notion of tagging (and over-tagging) in relation to the urban territories. In other words, language in the urban landscape occupies the land through processes of naming, while underlining the writer’s presence, thoughts or even political views. I am interested in this messages left by other people in the urban landscape. I grew up in a city where I had read the walls and I still read the walls and think about this process. Somebody write and at some point somebody else comes along and puts something else over it. On the other hand, the aesthetic of the letter characters function as part of the whole work, composing surfaces and making a connection between space and language. Like the formal elements, the text provides a different kind of continuum in space, as one –voluntarily or not- tries to read what is written, it makes one question whether there is something hidden or continuing in some place.