This is a very productive process, but where to get so much energy and inspiration from?
To be honest it's not easy to find energy and inspiration most days, but I try to at least work on sketches on paper everyday, or even sketch on my phone to get ideas out of my head. But when I get going it's hard to stop. When these bursts come they usually last about a week and at the end of that week I have a handful of big paintings and lots of works on paper (and I am also very tired, I must say. Nights tend to be very long, so they're not very sustainable). I do those at the same time and I like that variation of surface material and scale, it keeps things interesting and tricks my brains enough to not repeat the same movement over and over again. I am inspired mostly by the day to day interactions that I have and thought patterns that I see in myself and people around me, so there's a lot to be worked through at the end of any given day or week. When I am not on "full production" mode, I'm stretching canvases, working through my supplies and getting my studio ready for the next one.
Plans and goals for this year, it seems you already have a planned exhibition.
Yes I do, in Germany. It was supposed to be in March 2020, but it got postponed to this summer because of Covid. I want to do more shows here in the Los Angeles area and Southern California, New York and London. Let's see how it goes!