I explore and express metaphysical, mystical, and spiritual themes of human life through an intuitive approach to painting where vivid colour and bold drawing form a base for my expressive language within the realm of figurative and narrative painting.
The use of exaggerated personal and symbolic imagery evokes questioning and opens up an imaginative space for the viewer to occupy where multiple layers of paint with different paces of application reflect the complexity of the reality that we live in. My work is a fusion of the two seemingly disconnected worlds of Seen and Unseen. Supernatural is often being shown through the invented cartoon and fluid-like characters which collide and merge with our reality. They play a role of the bridge that leads the audience to think beyond their material existence. I describe this depiction and disclosure of other dimensions of our consciousness as „Materialised Immateriality“. Frequently used linen stretched over custom crossed wooden bars as well as lime wood panels are my preferred surfaces that reference the intangible and fragile nature of the physical world.
Painting cottages is an ongoing series that focuses on the idea of displacement or being taken out of natural habitat through mystical lens and perspective. These paintings are materialized objects of my yearning for nature and quiet zones of my home country while living in a foreign country and a big city. The cottage represents a sacred zone and space where one holds its treasures. It is the inner world that we carry within us that has also been recognized in the famous saying that home is wherever the heart is.