I execute the same action in my art as in every other aspect of my work: It is all about deconstructing reality as it is presented, taking inventory of which of pieces align with one’s convictions, and go about reconstructing the desired pieces into a world reflecting one’s ideas. In my art this process is literal: I take pictures of things that represent oppression to me, break them down, and then go on to assembling the smithereens to patterns that align with my aesthetic ideals.
It is to me a testament to the human capacity to take what we don’t like, deconstruct/dismantle it and make the horror disappear. The final step of the process is transferring the images to materials that make it possible to dominate large surfaces - thus turning the space into an intellectually challenging environment. I have grown increasingly interested in the lobbies of skyscrapers as the final destination in the process. Each piece is named after a cognitive bias or fallacy, as a homage to the tools we can use to make the de- and reconstruction of what was arbitrarily assigned to us more stringent and effective.
The most rewarding part of creating is to see how much imagination is triggered in viewers who watch the images: I love hearing about all the wonderfully imaginative things people project and manage to see when looking at the images of complex structures, all results of the re-construction of quite horrible things.
Depicted above is one repetition (50×50 cm) of each images core pattern. Depending on the type (wall, carpet, etc.) and size of the surface they are multiplied from a few, to thousands of times.