Hello Sina! Around what age did you know you wanted to be an artist? Was it an “aha” moment, or was it more a gentle understanding that this was what you were meant to be?
Sina: I grew up with my grandfather’s creative influences. K. Maaß was a renowned drawer and oil painter in the late 1930s. Even as a child, I watched him attentively while drawing and painting.
Tell us a little about your artistic process. (For example: where does your inspiration comes from? How long does it take you to complete an artwork? What is your favorite part of creating an artwork?)
Sina: Decisive for my painting ideas were the influences of my work with people. From 2013-2020 I was involved in de-escalation management with people with PWS. Deputy Team Leader from 2018-2020. This job was very fulfilling for me, but also exhausting so that I had to charge myself privately with new energy. I found this energy and balance in painting with acrylic and varnish. The more stressful a day was, the bigger my painting inspirations were. Another muse I found in the symbiotic friendship with „Jacko“ in early 2020. This person inspired me to further my creative achievements and showed me various techniques. This is how the painting „Koi“ was created. The requests for the picture „Koi“ increased enormously so that this picture was sold in July 2020 to a woman from Hennef, North-Rhine Westphalia.
Is there a specific concept or theme you keep in all of your work or does it change with each series?
Sina: I haven’t a direct concept. It’s more a feeling. First of all, I make a suitable selection of acrylic and varnish. I always paint on grey background. At least one neon color always appears in the color selection. I get into a certain flow, which sometimes happens at night and just paint on it. Some pictures are finished after one day. Others after one week. I paint until my feeling tells me that the picture is now exactly as right as it appears on the canvas.
If you could own one artwork of art what would it be?
What do you want your viewers to take away from your art?
What is your favorite piece of art that you have ever created?
What is your favorite color to work with?
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
What is the best way to reach people that are interested in your art?
Are there any upcoming shows or workshops we should know about?
Sina: After this global crisis-pandemic, new opportunities will certainly arise. But for now, we all make the best out of this situation.