AboutPresence is a basic concept, when I think about my paintings. The capacities of the painting give me a possibility to establish a relation between painting as a thought process to other kinds of situations, places and geographies. It does mean, however, that I enter into a context of different relations, say, those between reality and truth, and between untruth and fiction.
Some paintings are driven forcefully by myself as a person, my own experiences and impressions. Others relate rather to collective visual representations of the world that can only be experienced in the first place. Two different experiences, then, are there to meet half-way, in the painting.
To remember, compare and to picture mimesis is based on sensing the world. The various qualities of the painting, its structure,transparency and opacity, try to create a form of the surrounding world, that, again, consists of my own personal experiences, and those of others.