Other aspects of approaching this work
Due to my identity I have a personal viewpoint that urges me to compare and map the correlations between the many poor and backward regions of Africa and those of my country, the so called “White Africa”. Hereby I’m reflecting to the hopeless and helpless poverty that is an immobile keystone of our societies.
Urbanized, organic, altering landscapes, African culture embedded in an urban environment, interconnections, the world’s balance – and many more associations will be implied in these pictures that can hardly be expressed by words. There are more tangible phenomena in the world of music that express this idea, thinking of interconnections between Afro-European and Afro-American cultures and interactions like the idea of ‘Under Your Skin’ ( http://www.underyourskin.net/about.html ). I would like to include all these things in my paintings and evolve them, play with them and take them to a different level. In some of my previous works this concept appeared as I painted on printed fabrics purchased on the Malcolm Street market in Harlem, New York: