Artsy: Can you tell us about the process that translates the photocopies to canvas? And what happens after?
For me, the photocopies are the first step within the work. Afterwards, I try to crop certain areas out of those that look interesting, or make small collages with some copied parts. Then, all original copies are scanned and digitized. Depending on the work or the show I’m working on, I make a selection out of my digital archive and try to see on what scale it could work as a painting. These are UV printed again on synthetic canvas—a canvas with less structure that is used for industrial purposes and commercial stretched billboards. After stretching them, the painting process starts.
I paint with acrylic medium, oil, and spray paint on top of the printed images. Visually, this becomes interesting for me because it’s not clear anymore what’s digital print or analog painting. Because of the blown-up size, the printed dots become more on the scale of silkscreen and small little defaults from the original copy become painterly gestures. The work questions the links between analog and digital, original and reproduction, painting and photography.