Describe yourself in five words?
I am a Raconteur
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never try to be accepted, the moment you stop trying you will be accepted!
What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever done?
Hiking on the Dolomite mountains
What is your most treasured possession?
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
When you cannot laugh – and lack of friendship
Do you have any strange hobbies?
Walking in loud crowded places makes me calm
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
What is your greatest extravagance?
My balance and well-being
What have you got in your fridge?
Vegetable greens, cheese and drinks
What is your greatest fear?
I fear not to provide, and poverty
What have you got in your pockets right now?
Wallet, keys and a bandana
What is your favourite journey?
Who are your heroes in real life?
When and where were you happiest?
At home when I have love and respect
What’s your biggest vice?Alcoholic beverages
What were you like at school?
What are you doing next?
Continue staying safe and creating new narratives
Please tell us a little bit about your recent piece Lives Against Livelihoods. What inspired you to paint it? Why is it particularly poignant for right here right now? Lives Against Livelihoods – it came as a thought looking at the current global pandemic – the overwhelming reality of an invisible killer and rapidly spreading across the world. I turned to our realities and looked at how other societies were handling and responding to the pandemic. I realised the impact it had on other nations and I started asking myself questions about our pre-existing realities and fears of what may happen, thus how I came to the piece’s content. I painted the piece as realistic as the situation can be with multiple layers into the realm of our existence.
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