HOMEBOUND ARTIST02 September 2018, AY1661 Helsinki-Madrid
My gallerist Kaj asked me to stay in Helsinki and work at Riiko Sakkinen’s Drawing Room until the end of the show - two more weeks - but I didn’t even consider the proposal. I fulfilled my goal and finished over 20 drawings during the period of 15 working days. I was getting slightly exhausted in the last days but now I feel again that I’m full of energy. I love my job. I can’t wait to get back to the studio and paint big works. Unfortunately I have to take it easy and be a stay-at-home dad next week. My wife ’s vacation is over but the kids start the school a week later. The best thing is that I don’t have to travel anywhere in the next three months. When I’m rich and famous I’ll never leave the village. The three things I need my life are my art, my family and world literature. Traveling is overrated, tiring and unecological.