My artwork relates strongly with my everyday life. I paint/make art from what I experience and/or find interesting in my surroundings, it can be from something I often do, my personal space, places I visit, closest people, really can be anything that relates to my daily activities.
It also is not necessarily made at the exact same moment. I always take pictures and use it as the supporting material.I think my style is very much influenced by pop-art and some Young British Artists. I use a wide variety of colours in my art. I love how colours can translate and visually be formed into representations of feelings and emotions which can be seen in my work.
I really like to draw since I was a kid. Art was always my favourite subject in school. It’s my passion and I just knew since so long that it is what I really wanted to do because I love it. It’s the perfect major for me.
I exhibited my latest series ‘Archives of Everyday Colours’ in Derby Market Hall. It’s about an experimentation on colour relationships, how they relate to certain emotions that are produced by various situations.
It was based on colour combinations theory made by a Japanese Colorist, Shigenobu Kobayashi on his book ‘Color Image Scale’.
I was searching for exhibition and residencies opportunities online and found them. I think I first saw it on Facebook, so yeah I sent my application and they got back to me in (i think) around two months, emailing me that my work has been selected for the festival.
Very grateful. It was such a wonderful surprise and I feel truly honoured to be given the opportunity to take part in the festival.
No. I’ve been actively exhibiting my work since 2011. I also had exhibited my work in a festival before, but UKYA is the first big and widely known festival where I have exhibited my work.
So far I have found it can be quite overwhelming, nerve wrecking, but also exciting! I think it’s really important for artists to exhibit their work.For me it’s an interesting chance in getting to know more about how I should improve in my practice; by seeing my work being seen by the audiences, meet people and learn how to explain my work in person, and many other things.Most importantly is publication. Exhibitions are necessary for introducing and communicating my work to the public.
Very important and absolutely needed. It is a great way of supporting young and emerging artists, to help them and their talent gets exposed to the world. It also helps to expand their network by meeting other young artists and inspiring one another.
I’m going to plan for a solo exhibition while also focus on finishing my study. I’m also open for other opportunities that might come in the future. Just keep making art at the moment.