The Greek poet Odysseas Elytis tells how once, at high noon, he “saw a lizard climb upon a stone and then, in broad daylight, commence a veritable dance with a multitude of tiny movements in honor of light.” For Elytis, light shining onto the natural world allowed for limpidity, a virtue he constantly pursued in his poetry. Limpidity, as the poet himself defines it, “is a seemingly infinite transparency where behind a given thing something different can be seen and behind that still something else, and so on and so on”.
In search for this kind of multitudinous metaphor in my own work, I invite contradictions, create collisions and search for connections between forms and processes across space and time.
Iconographical histories converge with my own life. I take the deep green rounded leaves from a Persian miniature and place them into the world of my childhood blue-greens. I find rhythm in a stranger‘s walk and exciting complexities in both ian elaborate hairdo and the solemn forms of egyptian sculpture. I invite both to become part of the stream of influences making their way into my work.
I cut and paste, sew and unravel like a mad Penelope, stack and carve, layer and slather. Right before forms and images collapse into chaos, I coax them into video-paintings that breathe and dance and transmogrified objects that spill into landscapes. Through these, I try to share with the viewer a world that is both internal and external, dense and limpid, both constructed by me and revealed to me.