Visual Arts Faculty
The fundamental approach to art is, at its core, learning to see differently, and by extension, to think differently. The process is about technique, but the goal – the outcome – is to develop a different way of experiencing the world, and of evaluating that which we experience. In that sense it is not unlike learning to speak a foreign language. It gives us a different way of formulating thought, formulating knowledge. As a European who has lived and worked in many different countries with different languages and cultures, I have learned that knowledge, and therefore understanding, can be framed in many different ways. By using painting and drawing as a means to express myself I use a language that often proves to be powerful. My paintings depict traces of reactions, feelings, and other signs of what takes place emotionally between people. I aim to manifest a certain degree of tension. As I consciously develop visual commentaries on the canvas, I try to cover universal themes such as love, distress, separation, pain, joy, isolation, complacency… all feelings that are part of our human existence.