Relive the Past

A box with black and white photographs. The stories that are told. The objects that survived. The memories we have. These are the recollections of my childhood and the inspiration of my works.

But memories are fading. Stories are twisted. Objects have aged. Photos have discoloured. People passed away.

The subjects and objects of my paintings are related to my childhood. But like memories they are transformed when painted: blurred, inverted or altered in colour.

Some are based on enlarged details of the black and white snap shots taken by my father. Others are based on the objects that survived the time, or on the memories these objects evoke.

In this way the works together become a kind of ‘reconstruction of my childhood’.