Surfing is a great tool to feel alive. One of my goals when I'm drawing is find an interesting matchup of colours to make the artwork feel alive, so i guess surfing inspires my work.
I am really linked to skateboard culture, which got me involved with punk rock music. My passion for surfing also introduced me to lots of new sounds, mixing up my punk rock background with some psychedelic music. Right now i am really into bands like The Cramps, The Growlers, Ty Segall, Misfits, Tijuana Panthers, but i also like to listen to hip hop, reggae and electronic music.
But I don't think I really have a crush on one.
"LeMani" was developed in 2013 and is an innovative research project, that focuses on a new form of visual art, The Electric Pen.
Thru various experiments, explorations, and research with prototypes, surface areas, and people I developed this new product. LeMani has a wide range of possible applications, including allowing the blind to draw and "see" their designs by creating images embossed on paper. LeMani is always in a continuous phase of growth and development, and a project I'm most enthused about..
There are many influences and symbolisms behind the design. I think that the main inspiration come from a shiva iconic image that i have on my studio, and from psychedelic and punk rock music.
As well as creating useful and clever concepts to make the world a better place.