Adolescence

These are four sketches for a new series of paintings called Adolescence. After the Childhood series (2004/5), I am once again revisiting my past. This new series is based on the idea of reconstructing memories and dealing with feelings associated with those memories. I am reconstructing certain events and places from my teen years using elements that somehow got recorded in my memory, often out of context and with no other associated images from that particular memory. In this process of memory-mapping, I am investigating what my emotional response to those events is now, a decade later, and how the defragmentation of the images affects my emotional response to them.