artist statement

My theme is man, his vulnerability and me being a woman in this world. I am looking for the fringes of life; those I find interesting. It’s a fascination for the peculiarities of the human body and mind.

I research the covering of the body and the skin in different manners by means of media such as video, photoworks and collages. Covering has different meanings for me, it says something about cultural identity, but also about covering up matters.
I often use the body as raw material to induce emotions, ideas, desires and fears. A lot of the work is related to skin or meant as skin. The work is ambivalent and somewhat autobiographical. I am not looking for perfection, but I look for the beauty in the imperfection: to attract and repulse…

From 2004 to 2018 I carried out various projects i.c.w. Caroline de Roy. The starting-point of the projects were socially engaged to the subject matter. The subject stems always from a personal interest which is investigated in an anthropological manner. The projects were site-specific and the information and the input of all people involved was the source from which an artwork is realized, revealing the subject inside out.