I have been fascinated by the work of Andy Warhol since my youth.
I love the simplicity of his work and I also find his use of colour phenomenal.
I try to integrate that into my own work as well.
I have been looking for a long time for depth in my work.
I tried out several materials, but I never had a satisfied feeling with them.
With polystyrene however, I can translate my ideas onto canvas.
That extra dimension gives a totally different image of for example, a city view.
That is how I see it.
I try not to repeat myself by constantly adding something. I'm actually never satisfied with the completion of a work, I'm usually already thinking about the next one.
That can be frustrating at times, but it does help me keep an open mind.
For me, a good idea is more important than the "perfect" execution.
My favourite quote is from Dali(of whom I am not really a fan) :
"Have no fear of perfection, you never reach it."
I get my inspiration from lyrics of 80's bands like Joy Division and The The.
A song title brings an image into my head that I try to integrate into my work.
Architecture of modern buildings is also a source of inspiration.
Artists: Hockney, Warhol, Klein, Rosenquist and Basquiat.
I see my own work as fairly simple, but I think that is its strength. "Less is more”.