As an artist, have you always been so interested in the human form, or was there a progression? I’ve always focused on the human form, every aspect of it: whether it concerns the details, colours and textures of the human skin, the shapes of body parts, hairlines, but also skin diseases or deformations. Every aspect of the body makes me curious and acts as inspiration to my eyes. I am continually zooming closer to the skin surface.
How does inspiration strike you? Inspiration is somehow mysterious to me. Although I’m very curious and observe a lot around me, my own body is my main source of inspiration. I examine my body in every sense and mould it; I work on new techniques to reach further realism and work on new shapes mainly from body life casts. This results in a number of replicas of my own body that I keep in sight in my atelier. Months can pass before inspiration comes to me and in the right combination of elements. It comes most of the time like an impulse; rough ideas appear almost randomly. I then work on it in a very organic way, it takes life by itself as I keep working, and the final result is always unknown.