Seeing Mondrian's "Broadway Boogie Woogie", and Kasimir Malevich's Suprematist compositions at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC was a monumental experience for me.
Since that encounter, the high modernism has been influencing my art making. I have long been working on creating my own compositions, making wall paintings and diligently honing my craft. I have believed in the "progress" while working on my art in the studio.
Between 2008 and 2010, during the preparation of my solo exhibition: "Knit_Art_History", I needed to make art outside of the studio. I was working on the pieces in living room, in order to provide constant care for my new-born son. Under such circumstance, knitting as my prime medium made total sense. And radically shifted direction in my art works. Thereafter I have been exploring the possibilities and relationships of knitting and abstract art.
I believe that my deep admiration of Western culture and my desire to become part of the tradition has driven my fascination with the modernist project. By paying homage to these works with the process of knitting, I'm discovering my own connections to the works.