Inspired by love  

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Danish artist Kaja Meyer to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.

What do you want to call your series of artworks and what technique have you used?

– My series of artworks is called The Roommates, and I’ve created it using coloured pencil on paper.

What inspires you?  

– Love! Love that goes unrecognized since not being between man and woman, and love that is perceived as less, for not being sexual. I’m also inspired by performing arts, the mood when going to the theater, the excitement, the expectation, and the preparation, from both crew and audience. The relief when it finally happens, and the giddy or exhausted aftermath.

What other artists do you admire?

– Nikita Michelsen. The way she explores and opens her inner world in her work is so giving and touching in ways I can’t really explain. Her work is a calming and grounding presence in my life, and for that I am so grateful. Also, our relationship is the inspiration for the series, so I’ve dedicated it to her.

How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?

"Seeking, sentimental, mischievous"

Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?

– Making pictures always felt important and right to me. I’ve studied design, but after a while I realized that it didn’t necessarily do it for me. I need to explore every feeling and thought, and drawings and paintings work the best for now.

What we love about KaJa Meyer:

Romantic, moody, and ethereal; the work of Kaja Meyer speaks right to our hearts. In addition, we are in awe of her use of colour.