Umami

An artist statement by Ard Doko

In order to enhance the sweet flavor of their dish chefs use salt. I believe that life is like that, you need to overcome sorrow to experience the true beauty of life.
All of my paintings are based upon the people i've met and life experiences, some are good and some are bad but they are all contributing to my journey in life.
I mainly use spraypaint and acrylics on wood to express myself to the fullest. That raw energy that I feel when I paint is something that I strive to feel in everyday life as well.
Why are people afraid to show their raw energy? Is it because our society is obsessed with a fake digital status? Are we ashamed of ourselves or do we simply not know how anymore?
Whatever the reason is, I hope it fades away in life. Only then we can achieve our personal Umami.