“I am mostly influenced by daily life and personal encounters. Taking a walk can mean a lot in that sense. Next to that I also enjoy the work of others. I got the chance to follow a master class with artist Renzo Martens which offered me a critical view on the contemporary art scene. I was also thrilled to look at the ‘natural complexity’ of Mikhael Subotzky’s work, the use of different techniques by Richard Mosse and the softness of Vivianne Sassen.
It’s a pleasure to experience authentic work. In the first stage, I can be attracted by humour, mystery, tragedy or purely aesthetics. However, in order to stay in my mind, a work should show a certain degree of sincerity and playfulness with the borders of the medium and question our society.”