In my work I strive to find an alternative reality, often based on my own sense of nature. Abstraction itself is a meeting between the defined and the undefined - a reduction to uncover a fundamental essence. Simplicity and accessibility are important parameters in creating visual associations and leading an artistic process to a result which is universal and recognizable.

I seek inspiration by reflecting on the tension between perception and reality, subject and object, culture and nature, as well as the relationship between the inner and outer world. I find fascination in ambiguity and to confront opposing elements, combined with conceptual simplification, material expression and the craft.


Lise Kolstad Yuen