This painting series is inspired by shapes I have collected from recycled packaging materials. I am inspired by objects from my daily life because their familiarity is soothing and grounding. I am also drawn to objects that are discarded or created for a single use. I like transforming them and creating alternative realities for them to exist.
The shapes are used as a foundation to create the schema of the painting - sometimes directly tracing or projecting the shapes on the surface. The color selection, texture and overall composition is inspired by memories and my imagination. I work intuitively through a series of systems like scraping, masking or reusing paint from other paintings. I like to honor the history of the work by showing traces of each decision taken on the paintings and I like to integrate mistakes instead of erasing them.