Nothing in this world is constant. As a new day dawns, there are new events, issues, and developments that occur all around us which capture global attention. This is why notable people and brands find different ways to innovate and find a way to stay relevant as each day progresses.
Staying relevant in today’s circumstances can be done in various ways such as sharing perspectives, utilizing the tools available to us, and expressing our creativity in whatever way we can.
For Bolli Blas, her approach to staying relevant is by using her artwork to convey her message about the world as it stands today.
“I base my works on people, my feelings, and life experiences. Also, I try to give voice to current issues so that people can relate to my art and recognize it as relevant to them too. I want to express everything our lives involve. I paint what I feel and hope my message is relevant to some peoples’ lives but obviously you will never create something which is liked by everyone,” she said.
Bolli Blas is the creator of renowned artworks that feature wide-eyed characters known as “Bollis” which serve as a mirror of society and depict the utopia that’s free from prejudice and pain that Bolli Blas, among others, hope for.
‘Artists Need to Use Their Voices’
Being an artist, Bolli Blas knows how important it is for people like her to use their voices particularly during unexpected times that test a civilization’s mettle.
“I was two-years-old when the Berlin Wall came down. I can’t remember the time exactly but the years which followed were full of optimism in Poland and likewise the rest of Europe and beyond. It’s not just COVID that has taken the world by surprise lately. The storming of the Capitol Building in D.C, Britain’s not so amicable divorce from the European Union, [and] North Korea becoming a nuclear power. Who would have predicted these things a decade ago?” she said.
Despite all this, Bolli Blas believes that art has a way of being able to express voices and thoughts that could stir or inspire the hearts of many who can relate.
“The pieces of art I admire most are ones that are timeless and universal in their message. A message which stays relevant even after years have passed. This is something I try to deliver within my works too. It would be nice if future generations would still be able to appreciate my art. After all, painting is not just an end in itself but a means of trying to communicate one’s beliefs,” she shared.
She added that she likes to think that the messages which encourage equality, love, and togetherness that she tries to convey through her art will still be relevant in the years to come. And hopefully, these messages will transform the world into the utopia that she longs for.
Until then, she will continue to create artworks to get her message across to different places and different times.
Get to know more about Bolli Blas through her Instagram account.