as long as I don't have to think
- I started calling these paintings Airheads and Bimbo's for the first time late 2009. My inspiration came from magazines with a lot of pictures of jet set parties. Magazines like Hello or OK. I painted snapshots of the jet set, would be stars, people I didn't know, people I didn't found interesting. But they all looked happy, drunken and more or less beautiful.
- A year before I had been painting fashion models. Those paintingstings were completely devoid of meaning and were really meant as being completely irrelevant. But painting society characters strangely enough gave more clarity to my objective: namely It became clear to me that I wanted to paint meaningless things because of the social engaement I had. I just needed time off.
- I gave value to something that was to me completely devoid of value. I felt free when painting because it all didn't matter anyway. Whatever I painted wasn't worth grieving for. The value lay within the fact that I could freely enjoy painting without concern. No misery, no pain, just happy people living today. No worries.