Paintings

Reïmagine 2, | Oil on canvas, 40 x 40cm
inhabitant body, | paint on monotype, 20 x 26cm
inhabitant body, | paint on monotype, 20 x 26cm
A glimpse of the process of a series: “Reimagine”

The “Reimagine” series explore the delicate balance between rationality and interpretations. The figures depicted in the painting are not real people, but rather, they were created by an AI. Despite their artificial origin, the figures possess an uncanny realism that blurs the boundaries of existence. The paintings are symphonies of contradictions - figures have been depicted with anomalies like extra limbs or disproportionate body parts, they reveal their artificial genesis. Yet, there is a haunting beauty in their imperfection, a silent testament to the power of (AI’s) interpretation of human form and soul. Even birds seem to be interacting with humanoid figures.

Rationality is not the only or the dominant way that we see the world and ourselves. We also use interpretations: meanings and stories we construct and communicate to make sense of our experiences and identities. They often transcend rationality, by offering alternatives, challenges and transformations.
AI-generated images are not just representations, but interpretations. They challenge our rationality, by making us question the validity and the reliability of our perception and cognition.

In the series, one image is reimagined or invented each time. It shows how differently we interpret and give meaning to what we see. It can reveal multiple perspectives.


1504, | Oil on canvas, 40 x 40cm
Untitled, | paint on monotype, 20 x 20cm
Untitled, | paint on monotype, 20 x 22cm
Blindfolded portrait , | Oil on wood, 20 x 20cm
Temporary untitled, | Oil on copper, 30 x 20cm
Tubleweed dresses / painted frames, | Paint on print, 15 x 20cm
1. 41 cm
2. 14,5 cm
3. 15x21 cm
Untitled, | Oil on wood
Hiding the swans, | Paint on print, 20 x 20cm
Swans lady, | Oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Untitled, | Oil on canvas, 80 x 60cm
Platycerus Eximius, | Oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Untitled, | Oil on canvas, 30 x 40cm
Tumbleweed dresses, | Oil on canvas, 60 x 80cm
Flower Flames, | Oil on canvas, 90 x 60cm
Fluid minds, | Oil on canvas, 50 x 70cm
Lion, | Oil on copper, 15 x 20cm
Virtual Muse - Empress of imagination, | Oil on copper, 20 x 15cm
Curtain corner, | Oil on copper, 30 x 19cm
Monkey, | Oil on copper, 30 x 20cm
My work often balances on the boundaries between the artificial and the natural. Through simulations and transformations, reality interweaves with projections of an alternative world, as if you’re wandering around in the mind of a stranger. As an artist I look at portraits and imagine a story, however, this story might not be consistent with the reality of that person.
For a long time I’ve been searching for neutral portraits to be free from these realities. By finding the website thispersondoesnotexist.com, I had discovered my kind of Tinder! I am fascinated by the artificially created portraits on thispersondoesnotexist.com: an endless stream of fake portraits. Every time you refresh the site, the network generates a whole new facial image. The algorithm behind it is trained on a huge data set of real images and uses some kind of neural network to come up with new examples. I must confess that I am addicted to it, as soon as I’ve reloaded the page, I’m instantly curious to imagine the next story.
This person does not exist, | Oil on copper, 30 x 20cm
This person does not exist, | Oil on copper
Untitled, | Oil on copper, 20 x 30cm
Untitled, | Oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Untitled, | Oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Untitled, | Oil on canvas, 30 x 40cm
Untitled, | Oil on canvas, 30 x 40cm
Measuring, | Oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Untitled, | Oil on canvas, 60 x 90cm
Dizzy leaves - Fuzzy light, | Oil on canvas, 40 x 50cm
King Radish, | Oil on canvas, 40 x 30cm
Wrapped mountain dream, | Oil on canvas, 50 x 70cm
Selfportrait, | Oil on canvas triptych
Zooming gesture, | Oil on canvas, 40 x 30cm
Untitled, | Oil on canvas, 30 x 40cm
Saint Rita (patron of the hopeless) and I, | Oil on canvas, 24 x 30cm
Transformation room, | Oil on canvas, 100 x 160cm
Selfportrait, | Oil on canvas, 50 x 70cm
Selfportrait, | Oil on canvas, 24 x 30cm
Selfportrait, | Oil on canvas, 24 x 30cm
Selfportrait, | Oil on canvas, 30 x 40cm
Obedience disobedience, | Oil on canvas diptych, 30 x 24cm
Selfportrait, | Oil on plaster, 20 x 20cm
Wrapped mountain, | Oil on paper, 41 x 32cm
Selfportrait, | Oil on wood, 13 x 16cm