"I'm ever searching for the perfect painting. But always hoping not to find it - Because it's the search that I really love so much."
Voka coined the term "Spontaneous Realism" as a trademark for his art and this formulation is truly the foundation of his artistry. What makes Voka unique, even among other great artists of today, is his capability to see the moment with such clarity. In a blink of an eye he catches the essence and dynamics of the scene, translating and rebuilding it in his characteristic way. Decades of practice makes it possible for him to be led by a natural intuition when composing the artworks, he works fast with natural movements and is completely present in every graceful brushstroke.
By now, Voka has made a distinct impression on the contemporary art scene and can be found in impressive collections around the world. However, this has in no way changed his relationship to painting, he makes art with the same joy and passion as he ever did.
“The first time I encountered the art of Voka I was speechless. This was not only because of the striking portraits and vibrant scenery, what fascinates me the most was the fearlessness and enthusiasm, the way he approached the large-scale canvases with a determination and confidence that only can be seen in someone that is totally dedicated to his vision.
Over the years I have seen him challenge and reinvent himself over and over again, with even bolder color palettes and more spontaneous dialogue with the painting in front of him, he never stops improving. To see an artist, so passionate to his work and way of doing it, is a true privilege."
Kalle Eskilsson - Lohme Art Gallery