I’m very excited to present to you a new artwork: The Abstract Self-Portrait. Although I use this title to address my paintings, I thought it was necessary to appoint the artwork that brought this term to life. During my Masters I created this video and it has been on my mind ever since. I therefore enhanced the quality, adjusted the images and made the video ready for exhibiting.
For this film, I literally transformed painting Say Yes When You Want To Say No #6 into video and sound. It unfolds with each added layer, where color accentuates a tone and no paint implies no sound. I created new gateways through that process into that in-between feeling of self-restraint and complete freedom. The video constructs moments of contradictions and connections between process and result, painting and sound and between myself and the viewer.
The Abstract Self-Portrait will only be shown at offline exhibitions with specific conditions including the original painting.