My changing worldview and portrayal of mankind as a result of many travels and moving countries, which I mix with my personal perspectives, reveries and challenges, is where I find my inspiration. Through Baudelaire’s ideas of the detached observer, I explore the significance of wandering and how this influences our perception of the world. The act of walking, observing and travelling are the habitual preludes to the creation of my paintings, one that depends on inquisitiveness as an inherent facet of creation.
“To be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the centre of the world, and yet to remain hidden from the world—impartial natures which the tongue can but clumsily define. The spectator is a prince who everywhere rejoices in his incognito.” (Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays)