Tell us about your background.
I was born in year 1980 in Riga, Latvia, a small country in the North-East of Europe. I studied academical painting in the Art Academy of Latvia and received M.A. degree in 2005. I have exhibited my work internationally in professional venues since 1996, when I was still a young teenager, and have had more than a dozen solo exhibitions and nearly 100 other projects and group exhibitions all over the world. My main interest is visual art with a strong narrative and depiction of a figure, mostly using the traditional medium of oil painting on canvas, but also drawing, animation, mixed media sculpture, installation and digital art.