Composition and applying colors in harmony is one of your greatest strengths as an artist.
Taking your whole life into consideration, what do you think has supported this ability?
The color preference as reflected in my artwork, their relation between harmony and sometimes disharmony mirror my inner mood. After all, I am quite satisfied with the results, irrespective of what they may be. There are phases where the picture in my mind doesn’t match the outcome. To me, this is not an obstacle. I rather welcome it as an opportunity for new possibilities. Every piece teaches me something in its own way.
I don’t follow a necessity to color and cover each form. I’m much in favor and like to explore the natural process of bare surfaces not only for figurative works but also for my vessels. This is a different dialogue with my work, carried out in primitive action with a timeless result.
Besides all this, you are also someone who cooks incredibly delicious food.
It’s almost as if you came to life to use your hands.
How did the food come into your life, how do you make such successful sauces?
Can we find a tip here too?
My kitchen is my 2nd studio, another sanctuary where I feel wonderful. I love to eat and entertain well. What can be better than eating together with friends & family? It is a great way of gathering, unfortunately now going amiss during the pandemic.
Preparing any kind of good meal starts by appreciating food, being curious about and knowing where it comes from.
The Mediterranean – Aegean cuisine has got loads of advantages. It is vibrant, variable, healthy yet not boring, multicultural, even artistic. All these elements make up a good, tasty diet. A great variety of local, fresh and seasonal produce and natural olive oil- what else to ask for?
Knowledge of traditional cooking is a solid starting point, but not the rule. My Aegean cooking relies on where the produce come from and the daring to experiment with diverse ingredients in altogether new ways.