The underlying motiv in my work is about the complexity and confusion of human relationships, often from a feministic point of view.
The search for an identity through perfecting the body particularly interests me. Today the strife for a perfect body contour becomes more and more impossible. If we were all perfect according to current media ideals, we would become impossible to separate and our individuality lost. I am also interested in how our 24h connected life seem to make us more disconnected and how it makes us look in our phones rather than at each other.
With the help of line drawings of similar body contours,  I try to establish the emptiness within as an effect of our search for outer perfection.  By making it difficult to separate these body contours, floating into each other, I also want to depict a loss of individuality as a  result of striving towards a streamlined medial ideal.
I paint in many layers of oil tempera, collage, acrylic medium and Indian ink.

 

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