My portraits are not meant to be an interpretation of real life, as a naturalistic reproduction of the models, neither are they caricatures. They are my search for the illusion of the truth. In my portraits, I aim to penetrate the outer glamorous impression, to reach into the very soul, where the whole of the person resides. I aim to create a drama in my work, a drama between the outer facade and the inner life - it is in this field of tension that the real portrait emerges.
This way of illustrating the different aspects is very characteristic in my portraits. Besides the portrayed face in the painting, there are symbols, a line of attributes and little stories that altogether create life around the model, which both separates and together forms the statements of the portrait.