When I think about it, I never wanted to do anything else in my life but art. In my mind, I have always been in some kind of “visual fantasy”. I can say that my inner mental space has always played out through a visual perception of the world…
I am a Gypsy, and you?
The purpose for painting the cycle of 27 portraits of Romany children emerged during the preparation for shooting the videoart “I WAS BORN IN YOUR BED” which addresses a Roma issue. All the children in the portraits are part of the Association of Roma Citizens of Lysá nad Labem in the Central Bohemia District of the Czech Republic. This grouping could well form a notional Roma class in a school in which “problem” Roma children are kept separate from “non-problem pupils “