I am challenging the idea of ‘static beauty’. I believe that, in certain aspects, a successful painting is still held hostage by conservative views of classic beauty, similarly to how the content on the other side of the spectrum, the common imagery, appears in the captivity of our norms. I often think of my subjects as aesthetic accidents, the improbable chorus of the unexpected ingredient. Not to say randomly generated components, rather an addition, and therefore revaluation, of the common iconography. Humour is an element that is very important to me. With a similar reciprocal relation to seriousness and tragedy as the abstract has to the figurative, humour becomes quite complicated and intriguing. The gravity embedded in laughter reveals itself if the circumstances are optimal. So, my work demands its viewer’s receptiveness.