In my free work I predominantly paint still life paintings. For a still life painting I use objects that appeal to me because of their form, color and surface structure.
I prefer to paint objects at their real size or somewhat bigger than their real size. Elements that fascinate me in a painting are rythm, color, the light and the structure of the surface of the paint. I try to achieve some degree realism, but the paintings do not fall in the category of 'photo realism' in which every detail is painted. I try to achieve realism using illusionistic tricks.
The compositions of my still lives usually arise as I'm arranging objects on a table, but often an image will come to me in advance. Usually it is not my intention to use objects in a symbolic way, but sybolic references sometimes do arise unintentionally.
For recent still life paintings, go back to 'recent works' .