I paint the human soul as it experiences both grief and joy. The human soul is an enormous secret world that becomes visible for the artist through perceiving and painting the essence of visible objects. I interpret human emotions by juxtaposing colours of my subjects. When in desperation I may see red as black, yellow as grey, or blue as brown. Objects are distorted, sugar is bitter, and peaches are tasteless. I paint grief turning to joy, for example, by showing an open red and black mouth screaming out white pearls.
To me art is a confession. All of my soul’s emotions are in my heart and blood – they move to my body’s rhythm – and I choose subjects as external interpretations of those feelings. I must be as close to my subjects as possible; so close that I can eat them or get inside them and thus almost every all my work is done as a close-up. I arrange canvases in awkward sets in order to give the feeling of my subjects in motion.