always wonder what will remain of this very moment? Of this photo I took? Of me? I have the dreams from my childhood, since then I know what I want to pursue but will I succeed? Will I be able to live from it? I don’t mind doing corporate jobs as a a video editor or photographer, they pay the bill, but I want more.
One of my agents used to ask me, “who is your audience?” when talking about social media and I would brush her off. “Who is my audience?” I’d say it over and over before shrugging my shoulders and posting my next image, not caring too much as to who I was reaching or who was trying to reach me. Until it got away. My audience? Jesus, was I writing a college application essay?
Do people remember the documentaries that Penelope Spheeris made? I remember The Decline of Western Civilization III about punk rock culture. Where the line between homelessness and punk rock is blurred, the aesthetic of the movie is the loneliness and survival it shows the unforgiving side of society.
I love traveling, and I used to travel a lot. But taveling in many ways has almost become like a capitalist monster, never full, until it has eaten up all around it. Seeing how crazy the whole world has gone about traveling, masses of people invading places sucking out their charming authenticity and leaving a trace of rubbish and disregard for the locals, Does that mean I can never travel again?
“I’ve been thinking for months now how to dive deeper within myself to reflect in my art. With that, I have asked myself a range of questions, tried to step out of myself to really see other’s perspective and really just allowed myself the space to remain honest about my process. One of the biggest questions I receive from my audience is, “why women?”
Today for some reason I feel that I should think about my artistic journey. I try my best not to focus on the growth and mainly focus on developing, because the world is ever changing and so is art. ““I completely forgot how personal art is and if you loose yourself, you can loose what art means to you.”
How is modern art appreciated these days? How do we place value on art in this generation? Is art still art when nobody sees it? Or when hardly anyone gives it a “like”? Is art always dependent on being seen, being evaluate or being admired. And is art now just all about social media popularity? A kind of ranking through social media? And why have likes and the number of followers become so incredibly important?
Music is not only my passion, I live for it. I lay in bed at night with my eyes closed but my mind constantly working, always thinking about the next step. What to do next, how or when to put out the next song. It’s almost as if the musician’s life has always been instilled within me. I know what I have to do, I know what’s meant for me and I’ve accepted the fact early on that I was never meant for the traditional lifestyle.
With our new series “An artist´s life.” we want to share the stories of the people behind the art. “In life, everything and anything can go wrong at any moment so instead of planning something ‘to a T’ I just utilize what I have in that moment. Art in general adds joy to someone’s soul, and I believe instead of making this field extremely competitive and out of reach, companies should open up more jobs and help the artists of this world grow and really make a living.”
Life is a journey. With its ups and downs. And what is the life of an artist? Moments full of endless creative ideas, encounters with great people, the magic of creating and creating. But also the moments of depression, of stasis. Despair and disappointment. With yourself and others. Moments of questions. Doubts. With our new series “An artist´s life.” we want to share the stories of the people behind the art and what they have to say about it.