Surname: Hausmann Al-Ostad
Year of birth: 4/4/1991
Country: 1/2 German 1/2 Kuwaiti 😉
Q1: When did you start making art?
I started creating art when I entered 9th grade, I chose art as one of my IGCSE’s and thought it would be an easy subject to take and pass! I never thought it would become a major part of my life!
Q2: What does inspire you?
Mainly life and situations that bring certain feelings out of me. You see, I suck at expressing myself in words, so creating art is my version of writing my feelings in a diary.
Q3: What are your techniques?
The category where my art falls under is photo-manipulation but for the past year it’s been leaning more towards mixed media. I look for stock images that I envision in my artwork and if I don’t find them I take my own images. I composition these images in Photoshop and then start painting over them completely.
Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
The main feelings behind my works are suppressed emotions that I can’t describe or don’t want to burden anyone with. My works are my outlet. Some of my art are purely ‘fun’ work but the majority of my art all have my feelings and experiences in them.
Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
Main color? Hmm, I don’t think I have a specific color. I try to give my artworks all the same colors. The way I chose the color schemes is based on what I feel the colors of the emotions in my art represents.
Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
I would improve my detailing. I’m very, very, VERY impatient so I sometimes don’t spend too much time on details that aren’t the main focus. I really want to change that and be able to create works where you can look and see every detail in it.
Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
Yes, of course! I always feel incomplete if I don’t have a work in progress However I’m always procrastinating because I don’t feel I’m “ready” to continue it, it’s a frustrating feeling !
Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of DeivCalviz.
Emotional, dark, frustrated.
Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
This HERE was my first photo-manipulation work I did in 2007 (I was 16). For this work I just just blended all the images together, adjusted brightness and contrast! Haha, good times! I was so proud of it, now looking back I’m grateful I’ve improved! The feelings around it was me feeling lonely, something most of us can relate to, especially at that age.
Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
Oh boy, a lot of things have changed since then! Composition, concept, as well as painting over stock images – These things I never thought about that much. However, now whenever I’m working on something I strive for it to be better than my previous artwork.
Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Art is defiantly both an escape from reality, as well as my essence of life. I can’t imagine myself without having art to turn to. It kept me going during hard times and helped me work through situations, it can be really therapeutic.