"While we are bombarded with new developments in science such as cloning, robots taking over our jobs, driverless cars, constant mentoring and data processing of our very intimate lives, we must still endeavor to find happiness and pretend to comprehend all these complicated devices which have become our constant companions and partners… and still remain human or rather humane.
An important theme in my work is the relationship between technological advancements and human behaviour and how we are changing our lives to include artificial entities.My work seems to flirt with a reminiscent idea of pop art, but is at the same time anchored in contemporary culture, aiming to influence our thoughts from pre-existing consensus about art and life. Themes in my work include: Power versus vulnerability, being human in a world of technical wonders and the art object.
I prefer to work and experiment with industrial or designer materials, like Perspex, aluminum, LEDs and electric circuitry, while crossing the borders between Fine Art, Product and Interior Design.
I was born and bred in South Africa and moved to the Netherlands 6 years ago. I come from a Garden Design background and love to blur the artificial lines between the arts and sciences. I believe that a synergy between disciplines can enhance what and how we make art.
I think that art should always point in the direction of change and that we should not accept how things are with no drive or inspiration towards change or making things better. The aim of my work is to involve the spectator in my ‘ conversation' by provoking the activity of thinking."
Galerie SANAA heeft de Mondriaan kunstkoopregeling.