I was born in Sweden but raised up in Hanoi, Vietnam. My father is Swedish and my mother Vietnamese. As an artist my main source of inspiration derives from the questions surrounding my cultural heritage. I am deeply inspired by motifs and themes from Sweden and Vietnam’s contrasting traditions. Through my work I often explore the longing to communicate and the internal confusions caused by an undefined cultural identity.
My work often takes the shape of a ritual or have a ritual-like process
to it. My paintings and sculptures are repetitive and time consuming.
When I work on them I enter a ritual, a personal ritual that is
frustrating at the same time as it is therapeutic. A recurring material
in my work is lacquer as I find comfort in its qualities. The adding and
erasing process of lacquer adequately reflects my repetitive search for sense and relevance. I am particularly inspired by the answers found through the healing processes of different spiritual practices.