Welcome to AllArtWorks Featured Artist Series!
1. What other profession is similar to being an artist and why?
I always knew that art and creativity are in every aspect of our lives, realizing this makes you notice art all around you, even in professions you wouldn't expect to have them. There is that one particular field that strikes just right to me - Science. From botany to engineering, you will find such attention to detail and the unconventional most creative shapes and colours you have ever seen. Mother Nature is the best artist and it's no surprise she has been an inspiration to many artists! I think Scientists are artists in some way or another, the attention to detail they have, processes they go through to get results - they are artists in a world of the exact.
2. What’s the nicest thing you can remember someone said about your work, or an individual piece?
I have always treasured the positive words from my family and close friends - they mean a lot to me. Personally, the best thing for me is when a person is trying to understand the art piece in their way, everyone has a different point of view and seeing my art through their eyes is the most rewarding thing I can think of.
3. What’s one thing you’d like everyone to know about you as an artist?
I am always open to new things and still trying to understand our world more unconventionally. I love to encourage more people to do art themselves - mainly because making art is a deep dive into our souls, helping us understand our inner world.
4. What was the last piece of art that you saw that blew you away?
I always believed in love at first sight. It happened at the Salzburg's Museum der Moderne. We were walking through the exhibition of recent Modern Art, I found it quite exciting until we got to Asger Jorn's lithography exhibition - now that was breathtaking. I have never seen Asger's work with my own eyes before and seeing it made me change my way of looking at the concept of lithography. One particular art piece from him that made me fall in love was "La Rougeur de Lille" it was one of the calmest pieces in the middle of the thunder and aggression of his other works. I do remember feeling a peace flowing through my body. Love!
5. What’s something you haven’t done but you want to do in art/painting?
Surprisingly it is lithography, which I love and admire very much. I think seeing Asger's work made me want to try it even more. I also want to try to add more classical art styles into the abstraction of my works.
It must be Delacroix for me. I find both of them amazing and their art somehow similar in some ways, but Delacroix's lively and nearly chaotic art wins my heart. His capture of movement and action in his pieces is something no one could do better. He is a large inspiration to me. I find Ingres sometimes too perfect for my taste.
*The reason we ask about Delacroix and Ingres is because they were contemporaries with wildly different styles!