“Being an artist is about the (vain) believe that one has a certain fascination, a unique view of things, that the rest of world should know of. It is also an restless urge to constantly create new worlds, to explore them and destroy them in the process. It is that gift or curse that gives an endless train of new ideas, and being an artist is merely a way of driving them out of our heads.
Frankly, the above may hold true for many human beings. I think I consider myself to be more like a scientist than an artist – assuming there is any difference. I often make new material – on a hunch or a vague memory of a dream – only to dissect and carefully analyse it later. It is like there is something I’m looking for, but I don’t know quite what. Something that hides in the corner of your eye, somewhere in your subconscious. It takes a lifetime to find, but when it is there, you will know in an instant. With every painting, I come just a little bit closer, maybe almost there. And because of this, the scientific method is my instrument of choice in the quest for, well, I don’t know.”
Micky Faas (born 1988, The Netherlands) studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and holds an academic degree in Computer Science. She is fascinated by space and volume, their dimensionality and our experience of them. Her work, consisting of (abstract) oil paintings, drawings and video, is often influenced by scientific concepts from mathematics and computer science – such as memory, determinism, complexity, entropy and fractal geometry. Her paintings depict vast rooms, areas or even worlds – often completely empty and sometimes with a lone and seemingly insignificant inhabitant.