performance, painting and video installation
APPARENTLY, IT APPEARS TO BE APPEARING
Camouflage is about blurring the "edges" between the object (subject) and the background (context).
It's an inevitable survival mechanism, used to protect or attack, and practiced in all levels of life. In cultural camouflage, one has to identify these "sharp edges" (which are not accepted as normal), and obscure them by adapting to the characteristics of the environment. It can be a conscious or unconscious process. When camouflage progresses for a long period of time, it may have negative side effects on the object camouflaged. An inconsistent personality and the inability of being alone can lead to a shifting sense of identity. Accepting that camouflage is inevitable for survival, provoked the desire to find ways to achieve this effect without losing one’s self in the process. My investigation is based on demonstrating that the illusion of invisibility can be created without changing your characteristics. Instead of being a passive subject (which adapts the features of the surroundings), I become an active one by forcing my features on the context. The result is two things merged into one.
IS A RESULT
OF A PERFORMANCE
IS THE RESULT
Who Am I? Where Are You?
The work depicts three self portraits in monochromatic shades of blue. Where do I end and you begin?
"Who am I? Where are you? 200x300 cm
ALL THE WATER THERE IS, IS ALL THE WATER THAT EVER WAS
A4, acrylic on paper, 2019
I See You Seeing Me Seeing You
The work depicts a large eye where a reflection of a human seems to emerge in the pupil.
this shows the tense emotions that appear in a state of survival. who is the predator and who is in danger?
I SEE YOU, SEEING ME, SEEING YOU
acrylic on raw linen canvas 300x200 cm, 2019
The strength of Fragility
The work depicts the invisibility of a yellow butterfly on a sunflower.
The unity of two fragile living things creates the illusion of something as powerful as a lion and as dangerous as a wildfire.
The Strength of Fragility
acrylic on paper, 40x40 cm 2021