COL: Do artists of today have some kind of of social responsibility?
SB: It isn’t really responsibility I associate with art. But freedom.
COL: What does uncontaminated mean for you?
SB: An opportunity to show artworks outside of a gallery.
COL: What is the most important thing in your life?
COL: How do you feel right now?
SB: Awake. Because I work the nightshift and need to stay awake through the night. And satisfied because I am able to answer these questions. And a little discouraged because I need to go the police office when I get off work. To get a new passport.
COL: If you could change one thing in the world today, what would it be?
SB: Then I would change the thing about the passport. So that nobody would need a passport.
COL: What are the main reasons you are joining us for the festival this year?
SB: Access to other spaces to show art.
COL: What is the most important drive for you to create and why?
SB: It’s meditative. I have always liked to paint and draw. It is a big part of my life and my identity.
COL: Who or what do you value as a great inspiration for you creatively?
SB: Music, food, other artists and people. The autistic people I work with are a big inspiration. They have no filter.
COL: Can you elaborate on an important moment in your life where you experienced a big change, chose to make one or another event which altered your way of thinking or your approach to creativity?
SB: When I was 15 years old and saw a Basquiat painting for the first time.
COL: How does digital and social media affect or inspire your life and creations?
SB: It can be a source of inspiration like anything else.
COL: What do you define art?
SB: Things made with passion.
COL: What is your definition of artistic freedom?
SB: To not answer questions like these.
COL: Is there a difference for you between art and commercial/commissioned work?
SB: The difference is that making commissioned work usually sucks.
COL: Do you struggle to find artistic freedom in the span between commissioned work and your personal needs to express yourself?
SB: No. I don’t do commissioned work.
COL: What do you aspire to? In the near future? In life in general?
SB: To be free. To have my own studio so that I can paint more and on bigger surfaces. To be in motion.
COL: How do you feel art and fashion intervene?
SB: I have no clue about fashion.
COL: What is a great example of a fashion art collaboration in your view?
SB: Jif Universal spray and Sindre Braathen paintings.
COL: Where do you think art and fashion is heading in our digital age?
SB: To the North pole.