Ich habe ein kurzes Interview mit Dawid zu seiner Arbeit geführt:
Chris: Tell me a little bit about yourself. How and why did you start painting?
Dawid: I started learning how to draw when I was in high school because I wanted to study architecture, but it didn’t work out so finally I studied graphic design and got all the artistic skills and superpowers there.
Chris: What techniques do you use for your art? Is it only analog or do you use digital tools like Photoshop too?
Dawid: I work mostly digital – I like to move a lot and work in different places. With computer I can work on pictures that are quite big any place I want.
Chris: I’ve read you use your art in the „Mini people“ series to fight your own depression. Do you think art can heal or at least distract?
Dawid: Distraction is never a good thing, it doesn’t solve the problem but usually makes it bigger in the near future. I think good thing to do is to focus on whatever you do best and have fun doing, in my case it’s art, so I focused on that and realized that it helps me understand what is going on inside my head. And understanding is a first step to heal.
Chris: Do you think of the series only as a way to help yourself, or do you want other people to experience what depression feels like?
Dawid: In the beginning I didn’t have plans to show it to anybody except a few close friends, I was making the pictures just for myself as a way to kind of run away from the bad situation by focusing my mind on something else. Also I didn’t think about it as a way of helping. I just couldn’t do anything else since it felt pointless.
Chris: Even if „Mini people“ is obviously quite dark, it always has a mysterious or even explorative mood to it – it never feels really hopeless.
Dawid: It’s not hopeless – the jungle is a place where my fears became impersonated as giant animals, but it was also a safe place that I could run to and hide not to think about the bad things going on in my life.
Chris: Personally I was reminded of Limbo a few times. Did the game inspire you or is this just coincidence?
Dawid: Actually my inspiration that I wasn’t even aware of and realized recently were pictures my mom have been making long before LIMBO came out ;)
Chris: Do you plan to let people buy your art in the future?
Dawid: Yes, I’m planning to make some prints of my works and let people buy it.