These days we rarely have a life that is built around one place. We are born in some places, live in others, work elsewhere, have our loved ones living somewhere else and travel to yet new destinations. While being aware of rhetoric of displacement, I see these multi-geographical places as a place in its own right – a hybrid space that one can inhabit and develop connections to.
I explore hybrid spaces that span and overlap multiple places, while some can be geographically defined, others are mentally constructed – subterranean worlds, utopias, extraterrestrial civilizations and the likes.
As these constructs have no definite geographical boundaries, language or culture I find it important to start painting without preconceived ideas or sketches. This allows a search into new (to me) forms of understanding via the painting medium. I use traditional materials for painting and support base (a white rectangular shape) to stay within the painting language, but attempt to re-establish qualities of my medium (acrylic and oil paint) as it is on its own terms, outside of my expectations, yet in relation to my body and within its context.