Art plays a huge role in stirring up conversations and keeping relevant issues in the center of social discourse. Art can be something that wakes us up from a catatonic state, encouraging us to use our brains and consider our thoughts and emotions. Due to this art is more than just visual stimulation polluting the screens of computers and billboards.
To me art is the most natural way to contribute and operate in the society and societal discourse and to actively take part in the conversations related to existence and social issues. I work with different methods and medias, but the themes often reappear. Conversations and thoughts about consumerism and the side effects of the capitalist economic system inspire me to express myself. Consequently my artwork comments on the emerged questions and themes that are present in everyday life. The humor in art makes the serious themes more approachable.
(Photo above: Jade Vesto)