Iwan Smit (Rotterdam, 1989) always had an interest in drawing. He studied Illustration and Fine Arts, where he began to paint and eventually developed his images further into three-dimensional sculptures and light works. His work navigates between heavy themes and lightheartedness, often resulting in colourful worlds with a dark twist. He attempts to make sense of the world through mixing his own experiences with collective beliefs, often questioning mythological symbols and their representation. For him, creating these narratives is a way to channel past events and feelings and investigate notions of fear, mortality and legacy.