Allegorical self-portrait

Format: Original

Year: 2020
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 100 x 120 cm


Artwork Description:

The idea for this painting came from my own life; it is my allegorical self-portrait.
The kitchen is the epicentre of my home. It’s a place where I spend most of my time. Whether it is caring for my small child, cooking, or doing other chores, everything happens in the kitchen. I also paint in the kitchen. Additionally, there is a hint of influence from Richard Hamilton, from his (1956) collage “Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?” I tried to capture the satire of my “well” organised everyday life, the parodical stretch of the overwhelming illusion – always trying to be everything to everybody and nothing less.