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1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

I’m from Belgium and I live in Ghent. Joy and contemplation would be the key I write my story in.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

If I have to detect a recurring pattern in my work I would say: colour and straight lines.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I love to paint digitally. It gives me a sense of freedom. I can work with every colour
I want and keep my lines straight. Maybe it sounds contradictory but I also enjoy working
with my hands and bringing my drawings to life through woodcutting, rusting metal, etc.
I love learning about new materials, machinery and their limitations.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I work rather intuitively. During a project I always listen to the same (set of) song(s).

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

I get inspiration from my senses mostly. Experience brings my creativity in motion. Traveling is always a great source of inspiration.

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

Some people keep a diary, I draw and create.

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7. Where did you study?

Ghent University and Ghent KASK academy.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?

I am cut out to be a freelancer. I love working with a lot of different people but at the
same time I enjoy being on my own. I like finding new challenges and having a say in the vision and values of a company.

9. What about in ten?

I aim to have built a solid network of partners and clients (who share my values) around my label Krom.

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

Connect with myself and others

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11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

Sushi

12. Favourite book?

Fall on your knees, Anne-Marie McDonald

13. Favourite genre of music?

I like all music with a soul (and preferably a good bass): Nils Frahm, Moderat, Jamie xx, Philip Glass, Four Tet, Son Lux, Ludovico Enaudi, anything coming out of a jukebox.

14. What are your hobbies?

I love finding new physical challenges. This year we did the Cannibalette, a road bicycle racing tour in France. Next Spring we’ll join the 20 km run in Brussels.

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

Looking 👀

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