With the rise of internet, I was exposed to extreme brutality on the screen from young age, and with the rise of big news blurred the line between victim and a perpetrator.
I constantly try to reflect on times we live in, it’s beauty, it’s brutality, it’s existential sentiments that living modern life leaves one with.
I love improvisation and playfulness of painting, but it also has to incorporate difficult questions that I face. I think incorporating those difficult questions in painting gives it potential to tap into what a good painting might be, worth being part of history.
I very much believe in democracy of public space, and allowing personal self expression. It is important that art is accessible, and that the public space isn’t only dominated by advertisement, but that there is space for artwork that seeks to establish relationship between it’s environment and people in it. Good art doesn’t belong only between four gallery walls, and it shouldn’t be curated outside of it, it shouldn’t need to ask permission to right to exist in the public space. This is a profound pillar of my approach to creative work.