My artistic research focuses mainly on concepts such as identity, ethnicity, and ecology. I also explore concepts of tradition, memory, and folklore. My work is self-referential and unfolds the narrative of displacement and loss; often reflecting the trauma of separation and nostalgia of migrants through painting, photography, and writing. I experiment with the ways in which archival material and personal experiences can be transferred from their past form into a new one. My aim is to address themes of emotion, self-mythology, self-knowledge, and the connection between personal and collective structures. I seek to explore my personal history as an open-ended process that is intimately interwoven with the collective.
I am interested in folk art as an expression of aesthetic traditions, geographical differences, and everyday life, but above all, collective identity. My approach to old photos, objects, embroidery, myths, and rituals is the same as I use in painting, writing and photography. In all cases, I select the elements that are important to me and remove anything unnecessary, or in some cases I interfere in various ways. In this way, individual elements emerge that function as fundamental elements of contemporary life and identity.