I believe that creating art should not be an individual act but instead, a process that connects people together and bridges new relationships. I enjoy art that involves interaction and requires the participation of the audience to inform and perhaps complete it.
Every person is an individual coming from a unique background, with a different story and experience. I try to create links between those that I have met enhance my artwork, allowing the audience to feel like a part of my artwork. These new connections make life seem like a cell, with the ability of infinite regeneration and possibilities.
Throughout installations, one moves voluntarily between its spaces, allowing for chance encounters. The uncertainties of these encounters, between spaces and people may trigger one’s imagination, that may lead to ineffable experiences informed by past memories and emotions.
I believe that art has the ability to affect its surroundings and vice versa, which has led to me practice showing concern toward forgotten landmarks and its individuals as a result of rapid development. In response, my works attempt to find a balance between this progressive change and the shifts within our society.
The culture of every city will always be imprinted in its infrastructure, including its building, crafts and the physiology of its inhabitants. The characteristics becomes one with us. This means that the existence of traditions and modernity within a culture becomes the essence of a city. However, the rise of a generation inevitable comes with the demise of another, and as a new era begins it is sustained by the nourishment provided by the history of its predecessors. The growth of a city depends and is informed by its history.
I hope that new bridges can be built and new connections be made through my artwork, that helps to foster connections between a city and its people, enriching its culture. Art can evoke emotions that bring about social sensibilities in life, leading us to a place we can call home.