Most of my family members are doctors. Medical things have always been present in my life, so for me this environment comes as a natural theme. But this was not my primary reason for choosing this theme. I’m avoiding nostalgia; these memories are the source of my interest and inspiration only.
I staged operating room procedures without the use of actual blood or flesh. I did not make accurate replicas of the organs; the viewer cannot estimate the real size or orientation of these fake organs inside the body. I used synthetic materials and everyday household items in order to show a genuine visual approximation of a medical procedure. The sight of the sterile operating table and the metallic medical tools are in contrast with the strong colors of the internal organs. I carried on this duality in my paintings.
After this project, I began focusing on the inside of the human body instead of painting nudes and portraits.
Before I started to work, I went to autopsies and anatomy museums to practice drawing; I also worked as a taxidermist.
I did not attempt to make anatomically correct representations of the human inside in my own pictures. I rather assembled compositions from my visual impressions, resulting in abstract pictures.