My artistic practice involves mainly photography and for the last two years I have been working with camera-less techniques, mostly cyanotypes.
Working with camera-less techniques allows me to work directly with light, without any mechanical mediator such as a photographic camera. Light ”writes” directly onto my material and shapes it anew. It becomes not only the medium in my work, but the subject itself.
What is of great interest to me is, that by working directly on paper, requires a chemical process that involves an interplay between the artist and his material. A balance between control and letting go. The resulted/revealed images at the end of the procedure come out as a combination of the artist’s will and intention, with a process whose results can not be fully predicted.
In my work, I explore states of the conscious and subconscious mind that remain hidden and unrevealed, until I bring them to the surface through the artistic procedure. It is an attempt to comprehend oneself as being a part of a larger energy system called the world. In doing so, my images can be considered to be mental images, often maintaining a contemplative character and hopefully transfer an energy of their own.
In 2015, as part of an artistic residency in Italy, I experimented for the first time with the creation of a three dimensional object. The installation I created, is an expression of my interest in trying out different materials for my creative process and came out of my fascination of an art-object existing in it’s own right, being a complete entity.
The installation ” Cartografia”, embodies the idea of universal forces and the human attempt to map them.