Why I trust my gut
"I started painting seriously when I was 13, then I studied design in school and began designing professionally. When it got to the point where I was successful enough to live off of my designs, I started to realize something was missing — and I knew it was painting. So, I quit my job, started painting again for the first time in six years, and started to figure out how to slowly change my life so that could be my focus. I just realized this is what I loved and it might not be the most rational way of living, but it was an undeniable thing."
The biggest risk I ever took
"Leaving my home and family and country when I was 16 to pursue art was pretty bananas! I wasn’t scared then, but when I look back now, I’m like, man, I had balls, But, when you’re younger, you don’t know how to fear things the same way when you’re older. I knew what I wanted to do and I didn’t have any opportunities to do what I wanted to do in Switzerland, so I went for it. One thing that keeps driving me is that regret is a way bigger emotion than fear will ever be."
How being a woman has influenced my art
"I just recently started to make friends with women artists, and a lot of them are older than me and quite successful — power women. I think they made me start thinking more about my femininity. Since I was very little, I spent all my time with boys because I thought they had much more fun than girls. I think it's because boys were allowed to do everything, and girls weren’t. When I started hanging out with these women, I was like, wow, they’re acting like boys because they’re doing whatever they want. Then I realized, no, we’re just doing our own thing — it has nothing to do with being a boy or girl. I’m trying to embrace that rather then trying to join the boys' club. It’s really inspiring."
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