If you had never become an artist, what do you think you would be doing now?
There is no other option. I always wanted to be a painter. That’s the only thing I’ve never doubted.
What spiritual beliefs, if any, do you subscribe to?
Do you experience a kind of meditative state when you are working?
No I wouldn’t talk about a meditative state. I am in fact very agitated when I am working—always moving around from one work to another, always focused on my next move. I am attracted to art making because it’s a relief when I can transcribe a vision into painting. If I couldn’t paint, I would be overwhelmed by my sensitivity.
What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty for me is when something reaches eternity. A ray of light, music, a painting, sometimes these can make time disappear; it’s a strong and beautiful experience. I think that’s what art should be about: the end of time.