My paintings are the remains of conviviality. I find it amusing what the things on a table say about the situation you were in. Objects are a portrait of the choices you make. Because I put them on the painting without people present, the objects get a new life, and you look at them in a different way .

A bottle of wine with a glass tells a completely different story than a table with cups. Each table tells a story, who you have been with, who you have talked to and how you experienced the situation, without being aware of it. The paintings all have an element of change, I never know how a painting is going to end up. For me, making the painting is about working with shapes and surfaces. The title gives the painting an extra narrative layer. It is the narrative aspect that connects the paintings.

My background as a top athlete ensures that I want to continue taking on a challenge, so my works are often on large canvasses. Also, you can put more energy in a bigger work. The paintings consist of simple and direct shapes that make a more complex or absurd image.

Through all the experiments I do with plaster, paint and glue, I got to know the possibilities of material. It is the contrast between the raw material (the plaster-like surface) and the overspray that makes the image readable on several levels. It is only during the making that I find out what story the painting tells and that is where I find new starting points to investigate this in a next painting .

If you look longer, it is more than a cup on a table. Actually, it is an absurd image; the perspective is wrong and the table is crooked. The viewer could ask himself: “What am I actually seeing, what happened here?”