What made you decide to use your artistic talent to talk about socio-political issues and to ‘advocate for positive change’?
A painting becomes art when it transcends merely looking aesthetically pleasing and speaks about a cause. In my country, my society, my environment, you’ll experience so much pain, war, fights, mental battles, problematic ideologies, feminine denigration, and more. It affected me as a person, and my family, too – every day became another fight for survival; a fight to breathe and grow. This happens all over the world, too, and no one seemed to be talking about it, and even if they were, the public wasn’t listening. I knew hyperrealism had great appeal, especially when carried out on a large scale. I began to use that as a platform to speak out about these things, so that people would be attracted to listen and ask questions. In this way, I could drive home my ideologies and narratives, speak about socio-political issues and advocate for positive change.