In my paintings, I refer to my encounters and feelings with local communities and explore the possibilities of making my memories and emotions as tangible as possible. In each painting, I have the mission to connect with each person I have met during my journeys in parts of Africa. I focus in particular on capturing the energy and personality of the individuals. Where a portrait emphasizes the representation of the physical appearance, I especially have the interest to portray the inner beauty of people. My work is an ongoing experiment where I continue investigating how I can make a person’s interior as tangible as possible. Therefore, I continue exploring new techniques and materials and the combination of media. The artwork is an original acrylic painting on linen, created in 2019 and ready to hang up on the wall. An authenticity certificate is included.