Drawing became a habit, and I was doing it every time I met other people. I started to draw every single day and it became part of my social interactions. When COVID and lockdown happened, my social life and general well-being were influenced dramatically. As the pandemic progressed, I was grieving the loss of my beloved father and experienced long COVID myself at the same time. Creating art was a way for me to deal with my struggles at the time.
Initially, I experimented with forms and colors. However, I started focusing more on bringing emotional responses to the audience after I stayed near Lake Balaton. This is my favorite place because it helped me calm down and find my peace. I want to share such peace with everyone, and this is still my main goal as an artist.
The main theme of my abstract, Japanese Gutai-inspired pictures is breathing. I hold my breath while drawing a line, and the audience in response needs to hold their breath while following the line with their eyes or fingers. By using such a process, I want to share the same experience with the viewers about my artwork.
After 10 years of selling my art in exhibitions, I started using social media to promote and sell my artwork. Due to social media’s fast rotation, it was easier for me to expose my artwork to a wider audience than an exhibition setting. Thanks to such characteristics of social media, I was able to become a full-time artist. This made me extremely happy, as it has always been my dream to be able to make a living exclusively with art.
I love to experiment with a variety of different mediums because experimenting and discovering something new makes me feel alive. I especially enjoy working with 23-carat gold, as even the waste created after finishing the artwork is incredibly beautiful.
As a Buddhist practitioner, leaving the right trace is important to me. With my paintings, I would like to bring calmness, joy, and a sense of joy to the room where my artwork is placed at. In individual descriptions under my artwork, I talk about the feelings I experienced while working on the piece. I describe the ups and downs of the journey, and how I found the solutions to the challenges. I hope my art will help others to find a way out of their troubles and worries.
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