When did you start drawing and creating?
It started ever since I was very little. Here’s the funny story when I was at the age of 5: I painted one of the walls with crayons in my room while my mother was doing something else. Actually it was a total mess. When she first found me giggling in front of it, she just laughed. A few days later, she dressed me up well and took a picture of me in front of the big wall canvas. As I grew bigger, I painted more and I loved making things out of clay, vegetables and fruits.
How do you find the balance between the vision you have and the mediums you are using?
I hope people are touched, loved, wowed and find hope through my works. How it will be done has no boundary, thus the medium. So, the balance is almost meaningless.
What inspired your style of work?
There is no conscious inspiration, which affected my art style. I just do what I do.
Where do you get inspiration from? Are there any particular artists, photographers, painters drawers you look up to their works?
Inspiration comes from the strong hope in my dreams, hope that does not diminish even in hopelessness. Life experiences, relationships, and various emotions are good source of it as well. On the other hand, nature and creatures encourage me deeply in terms of colours. The artist whose art work brings respect from my heart is Antonio Gaudí. I felt strong connection with him from a month long trip to Spain. Barcelona, the city itself was surrounded by a lot of his works. His pure passion and the extraordinary talent in art evoked me from the bottom of my soul. I got very emotional at Casa Milá and La Sagrada Familia. The legacy of the art can make the world abundant and beautiful. I believe art has power.
How long does it take to create a piece? What is the process being it?
There is no average reference as I sometimes work on a big painting for months and make several prototypes in a few hours another day. I have no plan when it comes to artworks, so the process originates from the natural flow out of unconsciousness. Therefore, the direction of work is hard to tell just like the one of a flying bird.
Would you say that there is a main thread connecting all your artworks and if so, which is it?
Yes, there is a main thread connecting all my art works. It is ‘Hope’ without hesitation.
What kind of talks would you like to hear around your artworks?
I hope people fall in love with my artworks that will become their missing puzzle pieces.