Latvian artist Laura Ozola

Laura Ozola 0

Answers to “The Daily Dozen” questions by the Latvian artist, Laura Ozola (1981). Read more about the artist in the section, “Artists”. And definitely take a “Sneak Peek” into her studio!

1. What’s the best moment of your day?


2. Why do you work as an artist?

It seems there's nothing else worth devoting one's life to.

3. What films, concerts, exhibits, or books have left a lasting impression on you?

The play, “Further”, by the director, Alvis Hermanis.

4. Where do you currently get ideas for your works?

In interiors and exteriors, or figuratively – in myself and in the surrounding environment.

5. Which work(s) of art would you like to have in your possession?

A work by either Jeff Koons, John Currin, Takashi Murakami, Bansky or Lucian Freud.

6. What do you do when you’re not occupied with art?

I devote my time to those closest to me, work, and a huge amount to things that have to do with other people's lives.

7. Do you sleep a lot?

As much as necessary.

8. Do you collect anything?


9. What is one of the most important things in your studio?

The light.

10. What do you like to eat, and what don’t you like?

I like the taste of enthusiasm, the joy of living, and simplicity. I don't like tasteless food, the kind that doesn't have character.

11. When you were a kid, what did you want to be?

I liked to “color” and play tennis; I've developed the first one professionally!

12. Name three creative individuals, from any era, with whom you’d gladly spend an evening.

This one's hard to answer; you need something more than just first and last names for an evening to turn out successfully.