l’enfant: POWERLESS


Artwork’s Title: POWERLESS

Materials Used: Acrylic on Canvas Paper

Studio Based: Berlin

l’enfant, POWERLESS, acrylic on canvas paper 130 x 108 cm

Can you tell us about the process of making your work?

I wake up, drink a coffee and walk trough the park everyday. Nature is vital to me, like a battery charge. Then I start working on all my pieces. I usually start with an intention of expressing what I feel, yin or yang I paint both worlds. It’s the perfect way for me to let out all my emotions.

How would you define your work in a few words (ideally in 3 words)?

Intuitive, childlike, free.

How did you come up with the idea of your new painting ‘Powerless’? Is there any story behind this work?

I was stuck in a complicated story and I needed to express my feelings. I took a canvas and I painted how I felt. The figures have been drawn out of intuition. I always learn something new about myself when I paint a painting because of this unknown approach to my work.

In one of your recent Instagram stories you mention that you ‘have dedicated your entire existence in order to study your mental power and going beyond human imagination’. Could this statement be directly related to your paintings converting more metaphysical experiences on your canvases?

Yes indeed !I was in young age already fascinated by the big questions in life and science. I figured out quickly that we are mentally able to stretch our imagination and mind without limitations. I wanted to work on that and started to think outside and further then the 3rd Dimension in order to improve my visions. I managed to create a multi dimensional utopia system inside of my head that allows me to be anywhere and everywhere. I believe that we as humans are able to do more with our mind than we think, we just have to make that effort.

What do you mean to you the unearthly warrior motifs in your recent body of works?

I love creating guardians and warriors which symbolise my life fighting for the acceptance of my visions and being different. Creatures from interstellar dimensions protecting the palace I created inside of my mind.

Do specific artworks have been created by random experiments or a creative automatism in your studio or do you always come up with a particular concept or narrative in the very beginning?

Majority of my work is based on intuition. I see something, I feel something, I get an idea and execute it immediately. A couple other ideas came from visions I have sometimes.

Is there any particular theme that utterly triggers you to engage your art with?

The creation of existence a question no one knows about. The master question. A infinite source for me of speculations where I constant recreate my own genesis.

Large or small scale canvases dilemma; are there any kind of standards that drive you to decide which surface length is better fitted for your final painting visualisations?

In the beginning I wasn’t able to paint bigger paintings since it took me some time to explore my identity as a artist. But now I’m going bigger and bigger, my newest and biggest painting is over 3 meters height. I would say this is a perfect size for my painting style.

What would be the best way to exhibit your work?

I want the viewers to get the impression of being in a unique world. With my sculptures and paintings plus installations. A twisted version of Disney Land. Releasing myself from the “a nice painting on a white wall”.

Can you mention any artists you, lately or generally, take inspiration from?

The Artist that created nature.

Do you ever wonder if additional work was needed, when an artwork’s making process is finished?

Most of the time yes. I try to surpass myself with every new piece. A process that forces me to go further and add more, so I don’t get stuck at the same level.

What about the place where you work? What’s your studio space look like?

I share a studio flat with my friends where I have a lot of space to paint. Especially our atelier which is also our living room. I also paint in my room. Me and my flat mates are aiming on transforming our apartment into an art gallery called KILLYOURCHILD where we will support and exhibit young artists too.

What do your parents and dad think about your art?

My parents know I’m different and support me. But they don’t understand really what I do or what l’enfant is. I gave up on trying haha.

Which are your plans for the near future?

I hope I can exhibit more and share my utopia which I created to more people and support young artists with our upcoming gallery.

Additional Images

l’enfant, THE CERBERUS GATE, acrylic and oil on canvas, 110 x 80 cm
l’enfant, KING SUNBURN, acrylic and oil on paper, 64 x 44 cm framed
l’enfant, JAGUAR THE BLACK RAIN, acrylic on canvas, 90 x70 cm



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