Artist statement

Martijn van Mierlo

An empty space is not just an empty space or gap.
It's a space with potential.

A statement is hard to give, yet it can be considered that these works have a poetic approach in touching upon various themes and topics, wandering around the concepts of the contemporary image culture and the development of new media, such as cinema, photography and even literature. Through self exploration and struggling with these concepts, a long and slow life story and process is visualized into a novelistic work which plays at same instant with ideas about ownership, copyrights, fictionalized autobiographies, the meaning of truth and subtly argues the narcissism in a world surround by ßsocial media, and extreme self expression.