I picked up drawing while traveling in Mexico during summer 2011 out of necesseity, as my camera was stolen. Fortunately, a good old friend of mine was of great understanding for my unlucky situation and bought me a notebook and I got myself some pencils and started to put my observations into drawn reality.
I never really drew before, having a less then pleasant experience in all sort of art classes during my childhood. Somehow my teachers had very specific perceptions how a art work should look like and gave me much lower than expected marks at an early age. Something I could not handle at the time and therefore I not only didn’t develop any passion and skills in drawing/painting but was outright scared of these classes.
The same could be said about singing, something I had a lot of passion for at an early age, yet was not particular liked by my teacher as a received such a bad mark at the tender age of 9 that I never sang again.
Hence, the birth of the artist Noitulover Alaviv is as much as a try to rediscover lost passion for art and selfexpression as it is to overcome childhood traumas.
The picutres to the right are showing the city of Berne as well as two painiting from Mexico (San Cristobal and la catedral de Guadalajara)