My project, the “Windows” series explores the dance between delicate forms of imaginary exotic Japanese gardens, fading images of old city’s walls and symbols from different cultures twisting and floating together in an alluring environment.
My purpose is to create a transcendental space, which is seductively familiar and yet nostalgically exotic, including fine, little details, until a perfect balance is emanating. Both, the embroilment and high detail, in conjunction with whispers of existing organic shapes induce an intimate experience of a new, ethereal realm.
I am inspired by surrealism, juxtaposing various images together to give a startling effect. The images are often abstract and have a dream-like quality about them. Being influenced by my traveling throughout old European villages and towns, I acquired a grand admiration towards items with many layers of faded colors, a style that is now called “shabby chic”. This can be seen in my paintings with hints from French-style interior design and antique Chinese rugs.