My artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. Regarding the global political crisis that takes place nowadays, my intention is to project the uniqueness of suppressed minorities such as refugees, LGBT people and people with mental health issues. My subject matter tends to be the forgotten, the unpleasant and the extraordinary side of life. Each painting is not only a portrait of someone who struggles to engage with everyday life through racism and sexism, but also an expressive image of each one of us. I rely on our ability as humans to feel empathy more than the ability to feel hate for the unknown. The portraits show the diversity of humankind, while inviting the viewer to break the stereotypes about beauty.
In the work thus far, mixed media and different painting/drawing styles have been used to express the pleasure of spontaneous unforced painting, to break the illusion of normality, and support the will to accept our own flaws by identifying them as part of our nature.