The second year of KABK in general and the first year of being part of the PP department was about recognizing myself as a painter. I began this year with a rather conceptual mindset which urged me to establish concepts from which I could produce paintings. However, I had to come to the realization that this approach became too limited. At the same time, this approach undermined the materiality of paint itself. Switching to oil paint was a rather crucial shift during this year. The complexity of oil paint opened up for multiple ways in which I could work with paint on my canvas. While staying more and less traditional and classical in my painting technique throughout the second year, however, I started to experiment with the borders of a canvas which would be a theme that continued into the third year. Painting indeed started became fun and a playful tool.