With my art I focus on the appearance of space as an image, the perception of that (visualized) space in relation to the space that surrounds us.
The representation of a space on the flat surface of the picture plane is always an interpretation of a certain place, even if the site is completely fictitious and exists only as an image.
I can be drawn into a certain spatial quality that I observe in my environment. Negative spaces in public buildings (Chicago), dismantled spaces that are under construction (Amsterdam) or even the space in between buildings (Tokyo), with photographs I try to visualize the specific qualities of those spaces.
It is aswell possible that a certain spatial quality is visuaized by constructing a space with the sole purpose to photograph the result
Essentially the image is always a ”portal” to another space that is accessible through our imagination. In that regard there is always a connection between the place where we physically are and the represented space on the photograph that we are looking at.
The wall divides the spaces but yet, since the spaces are defined by those walls, those spaces on either side are as well connected by the walls. While we know that the space on the other side is there, it remains an idea. In the same way, a photograph of a space connects the the tangible reality with a the reality that exists only as idea, or as something that only exists in a dream.