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My exhibition draws inspiration from everyday life, as it is lived today. I have gone on the search for fleeting meanings, tiny cracks, brief glimpses of light amidst all the grey ordinariness. My paintings depict isolated jolts of emotion of varying intensity – small bursts and ruptures of joy, sorrow and wonder in a world where an undertow of gloom, which until now remained in the background, …

My exhibition draws inspiration from everyday life, as it is lived today. I have gone on the search for fleeting meanings, tiny cracks, brief glimpses of light amidst all the grey ordinariness. My paintings depict isolated jolts of emotion of varying intensity – small bursts and ruptures of joy, sorrow and wonder in a world where an undertow of gloom, which until now remained in the background, appears to have emerged onto the surface.

In addition to everyday scenes, my works are also concerned with special occasions, the moments that seek to distinguish themselves from the mundane, the …