I have been interested in printmaking for many years. In part, because it is a traditional, mechanical process, but also because it involves different work steps: cutting, rolling, printing. I aim to develop a contemporary visual language in my work, and pull from the aesthetics of abstract painting. Work with high precision appeals to me, as well as grand gestures, perhaps made with a contour knife or an angle grinder. Sometimes more minute marks, sometimes freer, sometimes with force, and sometimes without any tension. What guides me is colour. I work with layers of paint and drying times to create colour gradients and a certain transparency. While already working on the material I imagine how and where a colour will be. I determine how strongly the colour will dictate the surface, but without the goal of reproducing a concrete landscape or still life. I work with what could be and play with it. For me, the entire printmaking process is exciting because you can never determine the results 100 per cent.