With roots in abstraction, #vivaforever attempts to absorb the tradition of remembrance into a daily art practice. This personal follow-up and revival of the ’90s British pop sensations is important as an act of meditation and reflection.
The paintings reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By using popular costumes, postures and colors of the Spice Girls, the paintings create soft, familiar moments through rules and omissions, luring the viewer round and round in nostalgic circles.
The work refers to pop and mass culture – a world where light-heartedness rules and where rules are undermined. The paintings contest the division between the realm of memory and experience, resulting in dreamlike figures of empowered women on linen and the investigation of the process of expectations.