How did you become an artist? What is your background?
I grew up with the work of Asger Jorn, mostly because I’m related to his family. Asger Jorn was an extremely multifaceted personality with incredible potential; his work was definitely ahead of his time. He was interested in different subjects and politically involved. His work inspired me in manifold ways, but the most striking inspiration for me is that his work was extremely physical. Sometimes you get goose bumps when you look at his work. The physical qualities of his artworks make it easier for people to approach them. Asger Jorn always tried to communicate with the viewer and impart knowledge through his work, often using different kinds of materials and media for this purpose.
My artistic approach is a similar one, and my aim is to reach people by offering them the possibility to participate in the action of a piece.
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