Oil on canvas
186.7 x 142.9 cm (73,5 x 56,25 inches)
Throughout the works and the show, there is always this idea of how to depict something. Sometimes, a lot of my subjects are subjects that could exist in the imagination, and so they are not coming from sources like photographs or from observation, they are usually coming from a fictive scenario or a hypothetical situation. I think that, in a way, that kind of challenge – I’ll want to paint something that I want to see painted, but there is also a challenge in how to depict it. So, getting dressed all at once, I didn’t know how to actually physically do that in the real world, but also then how to represent that. And I felt it was really important that the subject had an eye contact with the viewer. So there is a lot of action and activity going on in that painting, but the subject really… I feel there is a stopping point in terms of the connection between the gaze of the subject and the viewer of the painting.