Avatars

 

A simple child that lightly draws its breath,
And feels its life in every limb,
What should it know of death?

William Wordsworth

 

As I already did in my landscapes I try to achieve a balance between the artificiality of the avatars and the emotional affection they allow. The viewer is attracted and held on distance at the same time.

 

I always liked new materials to create artwork from and never used materials or objects with a history. I always started from a clean canvas. My Avatars have no history and naturally they are young and only exist for the very moment.

 

Children discover the world without scrutinizing. They reflect the adult world in their games. The young people in my scenes are exclusively dealing with themselves. No bothering adults around. Exposing their nakedness makes them vulnerable and the viewer might feel as an intruder and take a step back.