I first entered the world of Fine Art in 2006 after having retired from an academic career. My preferred medium is oil painting. I am fascinated by spaces where different realities transform into one another. Of paramount importance are borderlines between the old and the new, the private and the public, the ugly and the beautiful, the moral and the immoral or amoral. The images that capture my imagination are figurative, symbolic, and multivalent. I often refer back to well-known works of past masters as their voice in modern contexts creates an aura of eternal truths about what it means to be human.
From 2011 to 2014 I was Artist in Residence for the Oxford University based project “Framework for a Responsible Research and Innovation in Information and Communication Technologies” FRRIICT. My residency has since been extended until May 2016 in support of the “Digital Wildfire” project.
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