The idea of Dogmen (a mythical representation of The Other) seems to have become the central metaphor that underscores all the themes that im dealing with at the moment: fear of the other, otherness, boundaries, borders, separateness, exoticism, racial delusions/ exclusions, fear of the outside… which eventually all amounts to fear of self.
The introduction of beeswax into my work allows me to create thick layers which I can scrape away in parts - like revealing unearthly secrets- allowing me create more complex and discreet colour layers and then to also create 3D elements with this colour- like plasticine.
This body of work is counter-intuitive and adopt a kind of anti-aesthetic. The works repel and attract simultaneously. They are ugly and beautiful. The lack of logic behind the aesthetic confuse the audience and stimulate an odd sensation of ‘anti-attraction’.