Leif Erik Johansen
Mixed Media

Whereas some artists focus on mastering a particular technique, I've always taken the approach of focusing my creative energy on the imagination and originality. I allow the technique to develop organically, through frustration and failure towards mastery and perfection.

I find it important to evolve as an artist, and being a constructive self-critic is an important part of that process for me. There is a part of me that never wants to be truly satisfied with my work, for fear of becoming complacent and dated. I believe it's important to maintain a humble perspective of oneself and constantly pursue more knowledge and experience within the arts, while pushing my own boundaries just a little each time. I believe banality can kill inspiration, therefore I always set aside time in the studio to experiment and keep my creative spirit inspired and excited about what I am creating.