The 'Breathing Space' series is about opposites, the contrast – between expansive and contractive, masculine and feminine, restraint and flow, but also physical and non-corporeal. The series portrays the liminal space between the physical world and the plane of emotions.
‘It is impossible for me to see two worlds. I disregard reality and overlook all laws implying any measurements, degrees or judgments. I choose the validity of the world within, where love is never arbitrated, but all there is. I don’t think about art when I paint, I think of everything that brings us into the same emotion or frequency where communication flows effortlessly. I don’t paint reality as it is collectively perceived, I paint my inner reality with my back to what the eye can see. Everything I focus on becomes a journey through time; a deep tension between physical reality which rises towards the corporeal form and inner reality; and an upheaval of perceptions seen as the divine, part of the expanded consciousness. Geometric abstraction represents the spiritual meaning behind patterns and symbols. From the Platonic Solids that form the basis for every design in the universe, the Golden Ratio sometimes called the ‘Divine Proportion’, to the sacred spiral of Fibonacci’s sequence, is ingrained in everything from the human body to the spiral arrangement of leaves – I resonate with the language of numbers and perfect shapes that form the fundamental templates for life.’
Notes on Breathing Space / 2019