Creator of Artistsay
Who is Muhammed Softic?
“I’m someone who values creativity, rationality and honesty. Those three aspects of life have helped me become who I am today. Someone who sees the positive things in others and myself. Someone who wants to be the best me I can possibly be and someone who encourages others to do the same. I’m also the creator of Artistsay and in general I’m very interested in basically everything that’s creative.”
“If you could only show us one project of yours, to describe what you do, which one would it be and why?”
“Artistsay! That’s the one and only project that reflects who I am. I love art, creativity and the complexity that comes with it. Art is so complex and has so many different sides to it. I want to explore them all! Artistsay gives me a platform to talk with people in all kinds of fields and it let’s me gather information, experiences, thoughts and opinions from countless people around the world.”
“Whats the earliest drawing you still remember that you were proud of?”
“At around the age of 8, I participated in a drawing competition. A2 sized paper, colored pencils, our creativity and our persistence. That’s all we were allowed to use. The subject I chose was “space” and I gave it my all. I drew the earth, a couple other planets and filled in the entire sheet of paper with dark blue pencils. The final image wasn’t really anything special, but it felt special.
“Show us 3 pieces of art that blow you away and what specifically you like about each of them.”
“Throughout your life, what kind of support did you have from the people around you when it comes to your artistic developments?”
“Name 3 of your projects that you are most proud of and what makes them so special.”
“What are things, that influenced you in your life, to create the art that you create?”
“What aspect of your art do you want people to remember you for?”
“Why do you draw?”
“If your friends or co-workers were here, what would they tell me about you?”
“He’s shy at first, but once you get to know him, he’s like a completely different person!” This description fits me quite well. They’d also tell you that I’m a really open person. I’m not afraid to speak what’s on my mind and if someone needs honest advice or just someone that listens to them, they usually come to me.”
“What’s one specific memory you never want to forget?”
“A couple of years after dropping out of school, I still didn’t have a job. I spent most of my time, at home, trying to learn different skills. Progress was slow, but I got better and my personality started to change. I learnt a lot about myself and the people around me, but in the end, I was still just a dropout, without a job and not a single cent to my name.
One day, my mom and I went for a walk. Out of nowhere, she said she was proud of me. That one sentence brought so much joy to me. I thought I was worthless, a nobody, but my mom was still proud of me.”
“As you get older, what are you becoming more and more afraid of?”
“Forgetting precious memories. As soon as a memory is forgotten, it’s as if it never happened. That thought alone is scary and I don’t know how to deal with it. I wish I took pictures or recorded more while I was growing up. That’s one of the only ways to make sure you don’t forget and I didn’t do any of that. Countless precious moments, lost in the abyss of our subconsciousness.”
“What chapter in your life, did you enjoy most?”
“I always had a small circle of friends, but in the last two years of elementary school, I found myself around a lot more people than usual. My circle of friends grew rapidly and I stopped playing games as much as I used to. Spent the majority of my time outside, playing pool billard, swimming, riding my bike and countless other activities… It was fun!”
“If you could have a video of any event in your life, which one would you choose?”
“During a school trip, in a bus, my best friend who was sitting next to me, took out a 2L bottle of Coca Cola and he started to drink from it. In that moment I had the bright idea to squeeze the bottle. As I was squeezing the bottle, all the liquid shot into his mouth and instead of spitting it out to the side or infront of him, he purposefully turned towards me and we ended up both being completely drenched in Coca Cola. I really wanted to get mad, but I was way too busy laughing.”
Remembering an artist’s name shows that you care. It’s not all about the artwork, but also who created it! If you could ask Muhammed Softic any question, which one would it be? Post it in the comments down below!