Michael Kalintra

1. What's your routine during the Covid pandemic?

For now my routine is to go to my 9+ hour day job and trying to set aside some time to do more artworks.


2. What is your inspiration for your painting?

My works is mainly portraits of people, including myself. And my inspiration comes from artists who I look up to such as Francis Bacon and Liu Xiaodong.


3. What is the first thing you want to do after this pandemic is over?

To go out anywhere without having to wear a mask and get my temperature checked.


4. What did you learn from this pandemic? 

I was unemployed and had so much time at the beginning of 2020. Then I decided to spend my free time by trying and learning new things. That made me realised that self-development is necessary, especially during this exceptional situation where we have this opportunity to explore new things.