For how long are you working with collage art now and what was your reason to become a collage artist?
I have been working in collage for at least ten years, but it has been a reoccurring part of my practice for much longer. Collage/Montage/Assemblage/Mash-up/borrowing etc. is part of our culture. Especially with digital files. Whether it is in music or fashion or literature or art, borrowing is a major part of making.
Would you consider yourself mainly a collage artist or do you prefer working with other techniques as well?
I sometimes call myself a painter, although I don’t paint and sometimes I call myself a photographer, although I don’t take photographs. But I always refer to what I am making as collages.
When you begin working on a new collage (set of collages), do you already have a picture in mind of how it should preferably look when finalized?
Sometimes, but more often than not the piece finishes different due to materials or circumstances.
In art, what is your favourite epoque / your favourite art movement, and why?
Do you have an artist whom you admire and whom inspires you?
Absolutely, Rob Pruitt, although not a collage artist, works between mediums and styles in a witty manner to convey the concepts he is moved by. And the late Louise Bourgeois had such a full career, moving between styles and always turning up fresh work.