Zen Pop Art – - – Awareness Art – - – Conscious Art
I think the job of art in general is to serve humanity (or a greater good).
In my practical/mundane life I am a strong believer of positive acts rather than of just pointing out what is not ok in my view.
So I stopped the fighting against the set norm of hidden misogyny
in which women are made to believe we are not good enough the way we are.
I am not sure if this is because of a hidden political agenda
(according to many female authors like Naomi Wolf it has),
or if it’s just plainly a way of capturing consumers.
Anyhow, the case is: the more energy one puts into something,
the more important/powerful this something becomes.
So I decided that from then on my Beauties would carry solely positive energy.
I had already put my own feelings/experiences in certain Beauties,
and I felt it was time to open up more of that what I had come to believe in over the past few years.
Since 2010 I’ve been (reluctantly… especially in the beginning) working on my inner personal emotional independency.
By the time I started, I definitely didn’t know rationally what I was working on, but something inside of me urged me to go and attend to those sessions every week.
In 2016, a year of change, for many of us,
I finally felt confident enough to open my inner world up to the outer public.
On one hand I had this enormous urge to do so,
yet on the other hand I felt terrified to publicly open up on my “silly” believes.
I’ve always thought of myself as quite a hippie,
but being afraid of being mocked, or made ridicule about that, I had it always covered under my urban-boyish behavior.
So in short:
This series of paintings relate to emotional moments that I’ve been through and
of which I feel it’s important to share them with the world.
Many of them are just the beautiful “top of the iceberg” and have deeper story behind them.
Feel free to ask about it if I didn’t specify.
I call this style Zen Pop Art for the urban, comic style is ever so present,
but the deeper peace / wisdom that is expressed on a more subtle level is as well.
7 SINS – - the newer series – -
So, one might say, if your work is about peace, awareness and love…
how come you have recently started this other series called the 7 sins?
Whilst I was investigating about the emotions for the Zen Pop Art, I found that I also really enjoy diving deep into the deep sea of my “darker” energies.
Also it’s said that when there is more light, then there will be more shadows.
I find that the only way of finding peace is when I can accept myself in all of my own aspects.