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What is your specialty, what makes your work unique? Or place your artist's statement.

While studying at HKU, I discovered which subjects truly inspire me as an illustrator. Somehow, I always end up making work about feeling, or not being able to feel, at home. You could say that my main focus is how people relate to their surroundings, both physically and emotionally. The feeling of being alienated from your surroundings simply fascinates me. It is an indefinable feeling, as if you are floating between spaces, and unable to ground anywhere. As an illustrator, I want to make people feel what I feel, and see what I see. That might be the reason my work is so detailed; it has to be a crystal clear translation from my view to that of others. I have always been fascinated by little details that may seem insignificant to others. With my way of drawing, I invite people to see the world like I see it.

What are your ambitions? What do you want to be in five years?

In 5 years, I want to have illustrated several (childrens) books. I want to work for a publisher, and I want to have had my first exhibition. I also want to have worked further on my non-places subject I graduated with. In 5 years I have made several works on an even larger scale then my graduation project, as well in color as in black and white. During that proces I focussed on what visual elements could be left out, and what elements are essential in my work about non-places.

What is the most important thing you have learned during your studies?

The most important thing I learned in HKU, is to thoroughly analyze and reflect on my work during the process. Now I am able to translate exactly what I want to tell with my work. This way I can develop solid concepts that actually make sense, and make art that completely covers that concept.