My work is pretty abstract, but it quite often has some sense of figuration, which is very basic and refers to archaic things (mountains, clouds, the sun and the moon, etc.). This sense of figuration is not what I consciously seek; it emerges, time and time again. Instead of using words like abstract or figurative, though, I prefer to call my work concrete. The piece you see in front of you is ideally only about itself, in a very concrete way. The themes in the works are therefore mostly painterly: interactions between color, form, composition and gesture. I don't feel any need to let my work be about contemporary societal themes, which doesn't mean I am not engaged; my engagement is in making an explicit choice to put works into the world that, in a radical way, are only about the pleasure of playing and looking.