Where are you originally from?
Where do you currently live?
Preferred art medium Drippainting/ screen printing
Hobby or interest aside from art?
Who are some of your favorite artists?
Arnulf Rainer , Egon Schiele, Basquiat
The bride wear black by Truffaut and Life is beautiful by Roberto Benigni
The Reader By Schlink
Antony and the Johnsons and Jeff Buckley
What is something you deeply love about yourself?
I try to always stay curious and creative
How has Instagram worked for you as an artist?
Instagram has opened so many doors for me. Different galleries started contacting me. It’s also a great source of inspiration and way to connect with different artists.
“Once I arrived in NY, to a school filled with inspiring artists its like my soul was finally connected with my body. I felt at home and the city became my mentor.”
What is your definition of art?
Art represents the nature of human beings. It’s a mirror of ourself . It’s the only thing that will remain in time.
Briefly describe the circumstances under which you grew up
With an Egyptian mom and an Austrian father I grew up traveling a lot and moving all over the place : Bali, France, America
How do you think these circumstances influenced your art?
Growing up surrounded by different cultures helped me shape my vision as an artist , opened my mind and help me live in the moment
What would you say are your artwork’s main themes?
I dont want to be stuck in a theme, i like to explore and not put boundaries around my work
“We tend to put human beings in boxes , impose rules and restrictions which leads to adults feeling repressed and dominated by the urge of power and
Can you remember a specific experience from your life that has shaped who you are and what you do as an artist today?
Moving to NY by myself made me understand so much about who I was and who I wanted to become as a person and an artist, to stop being in control all the time and being surrounded by artists who were so free and careless made me want to push myself to be the most honest and carefree I could.
What are you communicating with your art?
(Certain) Artists tend to have a stereotype attached to them of being dramatic with addictive personalities. What do you feel about this assumption?
An artist’s job is to express his true feelings. The only responsibility an artist has is to be open raw and open minded. Our mission is to find the balance and express our inner-self in our art.
Artists paths are normally non-linear. Can you recall for us what your path has been like?
After finishing high school I started studying modern literature. I loved the learning part but hated studying. I felt so unconfident and compared myself to everyone. The university environment stressed me out so much. I wanted to create and not be in that bubble where our goal was to have the best marks. One day as I joke I said to my friend next semester I wont be here I’ll be moving to NY to study acting — a month later I booked a one way ticket and was moving there.
Once I arrived in NY, to a school filled with inspiring artists its like my soul was finally connected with my body. I felt at home and the city became my mentor.
What kind of patterns, routines or rituals do you have to keep the creative juices flowing?
Traveling, meeting interesting people and being out of my comfort zone helps me create and be inspired.
Do you think your ethnicity, gender, and/or personal preferences drove you towards becoming an artist?
I think it’s more my childhood that drove me towards becoming an artist. I was a very shy and introspective child and art was a great form of expression where I felt like I could be myself.
If you could change one thing in how the world works, what would it be?
I would change education, I do not think that there is one rule for everyone, each child has their own sensitivity and paths. I think we tend to put human beings in boxes , impose rules and restrictions which leads to adults feeling repressed and dominated by the urge of power and recognition.