My portfolio contains portraits of people who can easily be found in the public domain and are able to move within the collective cultural memory.
I use them to make an artform that inherently deals with the subject of that domain: what it is and how it is evolving – with an implicit and inherent relation to Warhol and his time. There is a livelier mainstream and a broader beyond now – which is, however, not at all the same for everyone.
Maybe it is not “pop art” anymore but “public domain art”. Some irony has been even added in that designation, which is also palpable in my artwork’s plentitude, its style and identity.
Influences can be found in Franco-Belgian comics (monochrome and color) and the artistic styles and ideas of Andy Warhol, Roy Liechtenstein, Chuck Close, Cy Twombly, Damien Hirst, John Baldessari… Moreover, in my youth Renaissance art made a big impression too, and one of the first things I tried as an artist was to draw serious self-portraits with a pencil. As if it were a complicated magic trick I was good at. My seemingly unfinished monochrome paintings show a desire to be filled up with art history.