Ika Broukman (ika)
The moment we are born, we are chained.
Forced into a harsh physical reality of survival, imprisoned in boxes, surrounded by definitions and blinded by our incapability of answering the most basic questions… Where do we come from? Why are we here? What is this reality we call life in which we live in? Was it created by another entity? and what are the limits of our understanding...
My art emerges from this dark insecure environment. A inner source of light with a urge to shine and open passages to other dimensions... philosophical, pure, mystical and free of life’s band aids.
When I create, I try to stay as much loyal as I can to my true basic core, as close as possible to the virgin state of my conception. That is why I chose the path of autodidact. I do not want to contaminate my true inner DNA with external sources of knowledge and experiences.
I wish my paintings to elevate the spirit of the spectator by asking how it's possible... and if this was made possible then maybe everything is possible, maybe even to break life's chains and have a moment of escapism, feel no gravity and become truly free.
Voted as "ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2017" on artistaday.com