EYES, LIES & SURPRISE
Dreaming with eyes wide open.
I am creator of Bollis, a name I have given to my wide-eyed characters which feature in my paintings. They look right back at the viewer, representing eyes as windows of the soul, holding a mirror to modern society. My pieces are painted on big canvases with eyes taking large amounts of space. There’s no such thing as eyes too big after all. The philosophical concepts, combined with simple, cheerful representation create a very personal universe searching emotional reaction in the viewer. I want to put across my values and beliefs and at the same time force others to question their own. I try to create art which all people can relate to by expressing emotions we all face. I want to change the world by representing my vision of utopia, a place where ethnicity and backgrounds don’t matter, where we are all the same, equal, where there is no prejudice, hatred or war. I paint people of all colours and sexual orientations. There are no rules, just Bollis dreaming with their eyes wide open. My art is inspired by the street art and crafts I saw on my backpacking travels through Central and South America and Africa as much as some famous pieces in NYC MOMA.
Bolli's website: https://bolliblas.com/
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