My work centres around the exploration of trees, landscapes, and the impact of societal issues such as environmental destruction and war. I like to refer to my artistic style as ‘minutionism’, where every delicate line and dot serves as a symbol of the interlaced beauty and complexity of nature. With a focus on the small details, I aim to highlight the subtle intricacies that are often overlooked. Each dot and line in my work is a separate entity, bearing its own unique significance, setting it apart from the divisionists of the postimpressionist movement.
The inspiration for my art can originate from almost anything – random shapes and objects that I can transpose into landscapes within my mind or from pictures and paintings that I find intriguing. The paintings and sketches guide me as I work, evolving and adjusting with each stroke of the brush. I work primarily with oil paints and acrylic inks, but enjoy experimenting with any medium that I have access to. I embrace all tools that can aid me in creating vivid and detailed pieces, using techniques from precision drawing with technical pens or silverpoint to the softness of glazing with high-quality oil paints.
My biggest influence is the great Vincent van Gogh, as well as the works of M.C. Escher, Gustave Doré, the painters of the Dutch Golden Age, and the Russian painters of nature (like Peder Mørk Mønsted and Ivan Shishkin). I am drawn to their use of lines and colors, their ability to evoke emotion, and their use of nature to convey a message.
My intent is to create an emotional connection with my audience, reminding them of the serenity of nature and the small details that often go unnoticed. I hope to transport viewers back to a simpler time, where they were more connected to their surroundings and lived at a slower pace, taking the time to appreciate the natural world.
The impact of human actions on the environment is a concern that I hope to reflect on in my work, encouraging a more mindful relationship with nature. I strive to remind viewers that we are not the only inhabitants of this world and that our actions have far-reaching consequences on all living beings and nature itself.
Most of my paintings are devoid of man-made objects, drawing attention to the fact that nature is being pushed aside by corporate greed and the facade of social responsibility and greenwashing. The destruction of the environment is a violation of future generations and nature, perpetuated by companies that only care about making money for their shareholders, regardless of the toll on the planet and its inhabitants. I aim to use my art as a reminder of our responsibility to take action to protect the natural world for future generations.
Through my paintings, I hope to inspire people to treasure the beauty of the natural world and take action to protect it. The creative act is my way of being, and my paintings are my way of connecting to the world and encouraging others to do the same.