Ard Doko

Artist Statement by Ard Doko


I never wanted to be an artist. The idea of capturing my thoughts and emotions on canvas seemed foreign and distant as if it belonged to a world that wasn't meant for me. Yet, life has a peculiar way of guiding us towards unexpected paths, and it was on the bustling streets where my creative journey truly began.

It is here, amidst the chaos and the beauty of everyday existence, that my art finds its voice. I paint on the streets, where the raw energy of life pulses through every brick and every passerby. Through vibrant strokes and striking colors, I seek to capture the essence of the urban landscape and reflect the stories of those who inhabit it.

In a world that often overlooks the unnoticed and undervalues the marginalized, I strive to bring attention to the neglected corners and forgotten voices. My art becomes a vessel for empathy and connection, bridging the gap between strangers and inviting them to explore the layers of our shared human experience.

Despite my initial reluctance to embrace the title of an artist, the undeniable success I have achieved on this unconventional path has surprised even me. My works have found homes in galleries, museums, and private collections, serving as a testament to the power of art in transcending boundaries and touching souls.

Yet, I measure my success not solely by the accolades and recognition I have received but by the impact my art has on the communities I touch. The streets become my gallery, allowing me to interact directly with the diverse tapestry of humanity. Each encounter and each conversation becomes a brushstroke in the larger masterpiece of my artistic journey.

Through my art, I invite you to see beyond the surface and delve into the intricate layers of our shared existence. Join me as we traverse the vibrant streets, where every stroke tells a story and every color whispers a secret. Let us celebrate the overlooked, embrace the unexpected, and discover the beauty that resides within the chaos.

Welcome to my world.

Ard Doko