until i was born 2020

Until I was Born tells the story of my parents, from when they met until I was born, through oil paintings that are based on recreations of photographs as well as their oral accounts as they were handed over to me throughout my upbringing. It is a story of a young and idealistic couple who fall in love through a commitment to create a life together free from the individualistic and isolating reality of the neo-liberal market society of Europe since the late 1970s. From the squat scene of Sankt Pauli and Reberbahn in Hamburg, to the drug infused raves of Goa in India and experiments with communal lifestyles in various parts of southern Europe, this piece tells the story of the life of my parents as travelers who lived on the road in a bus converted into their home, before I was born and they became parents; Before they became pregnant and were confronted with the question: How can our lifestyle, our dreams and our aspirations, be compatible with the safe upbringing of a child?

Until i was born 2020

Until I was Born tells the story of my parents, from when they met until I was born, through oil paintings that are based on recreations of photographs as well as their oral accounts as they were handed over to me throughout my upbringing. It is a story of a young and idealistic couple who fall in love through a commitment to create a life together free from the individualistic and isolating reality of the neo-liberal market society of Europe since the late 1970s. From the squat scene of Sankt Pauli and Reberbahn in Hamburg, to the drug infused raves of Goa in India and experiments with communal lifestyles in various parts of southern Europe, this piece tells the story of the life of my parents as travelers who lived on the road in a bus converted into their home, before I was born and they became parents; Before they became pregnant and were confronted with the question: How can our lifestyle, our dreams and our aspirations, be compatible with the safe upbringing of a child?

until i was born 2020

Until I was Born tells the story of my parents, from when they met until I was born, through oil paintings that are based on recreations of photographs as well as their oral accounts as they were handed over to me throughout my upbringing. It is a story of a young and idealistic couple who fall in love through a commitment to create a life together free from the individualistic and isolating reality of the neo-liberal market society of Europe since the late 1970s. From the squat scene of Sankt Pauli and Reberbahn in Hamburg, to the drug infused raves of Goa in India and experiments with communal lifestyles in various parts of southern Europe, this piece tells the story of the life of my parents as travelers who lived on the road in a bus converted into their home, before I was born and they became parents; Before they became pregnant and were confronted with the question: How can our lifestyle, our dreams and our aspirations, be compatible with the safe upbringing of a child?

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Liam Andersen

Greece

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I'm a mixed media artist from Denmark based in Greece. And i am working on recreating photographs into oil paintings .
My art is very fluid, and I get inspired by a variety of things. However, my current art is mostly centered around the intersection of the complexities of human relations, political struggles and nature. I have always been extremely drawn by movements and subcultures. For example, in my ongoing project “until i was born”, I am exploring the 80s squat scene of Sankt Pauli and Reeperbahn in Hamburg, the drug crazed rave scenes of Goa and people experimenting in ways of communal living across southern Europe. My artistic interest in political movements comes partly from the double contrast that is inherent to any political struggle: On the one hand, the darkness of an oppressive system that has to be fought, and on the other hand, the beautiful contrast of solidarity and comradery that fills this darkness with hope and beauty.

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