Starting with an interest in drawing, Iwan (Rotterdam, 1989) studied illustration and fine arts. There he began to paint and eventually started to develop the three-dimensionality of his images in sculptures and light works. Today, his work navigates between heavy themes and lightheartedness, often resulting in colourful worlds with a dark twist. Creating work is for a way for Iwan to channel past events and feelings and investigate notions of fear, mortality and legacy. He attempts to make sense of the world through mixing his own experiences with collective beliefs, often questioning mythological symbols and their representation to create his own narratives.