The cocktail of being half Assyrian-Iraqi, half German and growing up switching between London and Bonn smacked an outsiders perspective into my head from an early age, a gaze that is at the root of my work.
After a darkroom intensive start out in analogue photography, I picked up digital in 2003 and have been a devoted colour and pixel nut since.
I studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and am now living and working in Berlin.
Central to my work is an ongoing archive of images focusing on odd combinations and contradictions you can come across any day. To me, these trivial urban scenes are poetic ironies that reality puts out like hidden, cheeky jokes, exposing the abstract in the ordinary. I hope that my frame around these moments will shake you out of your everyday perception - and then possibly encourage thoughts on the clash between chaos, our idea of order and our desires mingling somewhere in the middle.
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