"The best thing is the struggle. The worst thing is the struggle."
City of residence: Los Angeles, USA
Q & A:
COL: How old are you and where are you from?
EA: I'm 54 and was born in Drammen
COL: What do you do?
EA: I create images. And sentiments too, hopefully
COL: How long have you been doing it?
EA: Since my early 20's
COL: What inspired you to pursue a career in art?
EA: An unfulfilled desire to create
COL: Do you remember your first work of art?
EA: I remember a lot of failed attempts at creating art
COL: If you could have any piece of art in history, what would you choose?
EA: Any work by James Turrell
COL: What is your relationship with fashion?
COL: What does the word “collective” mean to you as an artist?
EA: Shared joy in creating pieces of art
COL: What is the best and worst thing about being an artist?
EA: The best thing is the struggle. The worst thing is the struggle.
COL: Who do you admire?
EA: Too many to mention, but I can try with a few:
Robert Rauschenberg, James Turrell, Edvard Munch, Tom Sandberg, Richard Serra, Lucian Freud, Chuck Close, Terrence Malick, Paolo Roversi, Agnes Martin
COL: What can we expect to see at this year’s festival?
EA: Different voices, different views, different expressions
COL: Who are you excited to see?
EA: Anything that has the potential to inspire
COL: How important is the ability to expose your art to you and your creative field?
EA: It's very important. In fact, it's the second most important thing to exposing it to yourself.