THE STATE OF HAPPINESS IS WHAT WE WISH FOR. TO FEEL COMPLETE AND IN PEACE. THAT IS WHAT THIS SIDE OF MY ARTWORKS REPRESENTS.

Sometimes I am only as strong as my coffee, 2019. ink & watercolour pencils on paper, size A4

Sometimes I am only as strong as my coffee, 2019. ink & watercolour pencils on paper, size A4

WE ALL WANT TO EXPRESS OUR HAPPINESS, WE WANT IT TO LAST AND WANT SOMETHING TO REMIND US OF THE BETTER DAYS ONCE THEY ARE GONE.

These artworks are pure representation of it. Ideas like these are not born when I feel down.

Too strong coffee before bedtime, 2012, ink & watercolour pencils on paper, 2012

Too strong coffee before bedtime, 2012, ink & watercolour pencils on paper, 2012

QUITE OFTEN ARE THESE ARTWORKS IN PROGRESS FOR WEEKS OR MONTHS. THAT’S WHEN I REALLY APPRECIATE COMING BACK TO THEM. TO CLEAR MY HEAD FROM A BUSY DAY AND JUST RELAX WITH PENCILS, PEN AND BRUSHES. THIS FEELING I WANT TO SHARE EVERYONE WHO GETS SUCKED INTO THESE. A LITTLE BIT OF ESCAPISM.

Red wine and passionate discussions, 2010, ink and watercolour pencils on paper, size A2

Red wine and passionate discussions, 2010, ink and watercolour pencils on paper, size A2

BRING OUT YOUR WEIRDNESS. JOLLY MOOD OPENS US, MAKES US MORE SPONTANEOUS. LET THE QUIRKY YOU SHINES THROUGH OUR USUAL TAMED MANNERS.

Three music enthusiasts, 2011, ink & watercolour pencils on paper, size A2

Three music enthusiasts, 2011, ink & watercolour pencils on paper, size A2

FOR ME, DRAWING THESE CHARACTERS IN PECULIAR ENVIRONMENT BECAME A WAY HOW TO LET THAT WEIRDNESS IN MY HEAD COMES OUT.. I DOUBT THAT I NEED TO EXPRESS MORE “STRANGE” WHEN I CONSIDER HOW I ACTUALLY LOOK, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO BE SURE THERE IS SOMETHING OFF THE RAILS WITH ME.

The tower, 2013, ink & watercolour pencils, 16x16cm

The tower, 2013, ink & watercolour pencils, 16x16cm

ARTWORKS RICH IN COLOURS ARE ALSO A BALANCING ACT OF THOSE GRIM ARTWORKS. I CAN’T STICK TO ANY OF THESE STYLES FOR TOO LONG. BALANCE IS MUCH NEEDED.

“Under the hills”,2018, pen & watercolour pencils on paper, A4

“Under the hills”,2018, pen & watercolour pencils on paper, A4

“Birds” series from 2019. From left: Red &blue, Green & purple, Blue and yellow. Ink & watercolour pencils, size 20 x 60cm on paper.

“Birds” series from 2019. From left: Red &blue, Green & purple, Blue and yellow. Ink & watercolour pencils, size 20 x 60cm on paper.

IDEAS FOR THESE ARTWORKS COME PERIODICALLY. DEPENDING ON MY MOOD, CURRENT STATE OF MY MIND. ONCE I’M IN IT, IDEAS ARE TURNED TO SKETCHES AND THEN ALL I NEED TO IS WORK ON THEM IN MONTHS COMING.

Return of a lost bunny, 2018, ink and watercolour on paper, size A4

Return of a lost bunny, 2018, ink and watercolour on paper, size A4

SOME VERY DETAILED, OTHER SMALL AND SIMPLE. SOME WITH PURPOSE OF BRINGING CERTAIN MOOD, OTHER JUST AN ODD IDEAS OR ILLUSTRATIONS WITH INTENTION OF BEING A TATTOO DESIGNS.

First morning brew, 2018, ink & watercolour pencils on paper, size A4

First morning brew, 2018, ink & watercolour pencils on paper, size A4

INFLUENCED AND INSPIRED BY ROCK AND MORE MELODIC SUB-GENRES OF METAL. GROOVY, RETRO, STONER, PSYCHEDELIC, ALTERNATIVE ARE THE RIGHT SORTS FOR BREWING SOME FUNKY IDEAS.

Tattoo design sheet, 2017, ink & watercolour pencils

Tattoo design sheet, 2017, ink & watercolour pencils

GREAT OUTDOORS, GREAT SOURCE OF IDEAS. RECENTLY I STARTED TO IMPLEMENT WILDLIFE TOPIC INTO MY WORKS. HILLS, FORESTS, TREES, ANIMALS AND PLANTS BECAME MY FAVOURITES OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.

Beetrooted in a present moment, 2018, Ink & watercolour pencils on paper, size A4

Beetrooted in a present moment, 2018, Ink & watercolour pencils on paper, size A4

SINCE DISCOVERING WATERCOLOUR PENCILS DURING HIGH SCHOOL YEARS THEY BECAME MY MAIN TECHNIQUE FOR MY COLOURED PIECES. VERY CONVENIENT WAY TO DRAW AND DELIVER PROPER SATURATION. PLUS THIS COMBO WITH INK DRAWING AND WATERING/BLENDING PENCILS WITH WATER MAKES IT VERY ENTERTAINING.

WHERE WILL I GO FROM HERE? WHAT ARE MY PLANS FOR NEXT ARTWORKS?

WITHIN THIS REALM OF ART I HAVE THREE LINES/SERIES I WANT TO DEDICATE TO.

1. THERE WILL BE PIECES IN LINE OF “SOMETIMES I AM AS STRONG AS MY COFFEE”. COMPOSITIONS WITH MAIN CHARACTER AND A HIS/HER STORY BEHIND.

2. “PLACES I’D RATHER BE” SERIES. DEDICATED TO OUTDOORS. SPEAKING TO THOSE WHO LOVE OUTDOORS AS I DO THROUGH ARTWORKS.

3. LASTLY, I’D LIKE TO GET BACK TO WORKS SUCH AS “RED WINE & PASSIONATE DISCUSSIONS”. STRANGE CHARACTERS IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT PULLS YOU INTO THEIR WORLD.

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HAVE A LOVELY DAY!

JANO