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Interview with illustrator Florentina Surel

Copenhagen-based Romanian illustrator Florentina Surel with hat in hand at Sydhavnstippen

"I grew up in an environment where people did things in order to show off, more than making themselves happy first. We even have a joke that goes something like "you buy a BMW car, but you're asking your parents for gas money". It's something I always ran away from, at least I hope I did a good job at it, so I never identified with that part of the culture. I was relieved to leave it behind and not see this bubble happen everyday in front of my eyes. I don't know if I'll ever feel at home anywhere, with anybody or any possesions, if I ever become as good as I picture I should be -- that's to be discovered -- but I choose to define this feeling of restlessness as my home."

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