I work mainly with acrylics, oil pastels and pens, sometimes incorporating collage into my paintings. I don’t particularly enjoy the process of creating things, but see my work more as a practical necessity: sometimes certain patterns or visual arrangements get stuck in my head and I have to externalize them in order to move on. Still my thoughts end up in a loop in most cases, which might explain why most of my paintings have a serial and repetitive character. This way of working has made my time in art school a very unpleasant experience, especially because I was reluctant to present my work to others and soon found myself unable to produce anything at all. I became quite disillusioned with art education, but fortunately managed to distance myself early enough from those soul-destroying artistic practices that are being taught in college and got away relatively “undamaged”. I felt much more comfortable with reading and writing about anthropology, art theory and cultural studies, which is what I have been focusing on ever since. I have however also kept on painting “in the background”, weirdly oscillating between the insides and outsides of different art worlds, not really belonging anywhere. I still don’t know exactly how I feel about my work, but find OutsideIn to be the most welcoming platform to share it.