Who or what is the personification of the Devil?
"The personification of the Devil for me, is temptation. Because the temptation for power, lust, greed, money, wealth, suppression, control and domination is true Devilish conduct."
How do you resist temptation?
"Sometimes I just give in, only way to resist…willpower and discipline!"
What is a guilty pleasure of yours?
"Staying in bed till late in the afternoon, eating typically Dutch croquet sandwiches with mustard and Dutch butter. :)"
If the Apocalypse is imminent, what would you do your last day on Earth?
"I would breathe, hold my loved ones, eat our last supper together, all while playing the Marlene Dietrich song, ‘Das Lied ist aus’."
What do you do when no one’s watching?
"This is the time I clean my house and studio!"
Hayo Sol is an internationally accomplished painter. Though he attended the Amsterdam School of Arts as an abstract painter, it was his time spent living in New York City as a young artist that he developed an enduring penchant for Pop Art. Since then, Sol has forged a unique, carefully handcrafted style of painting involving metal and acrylic paints, airbrush and the ultimate embellishment, glittering Swarovski crystals.
Inspired by his surname - Spanish for sun - the artist works with the idea that life’s universal constant is the need for sunlight to survive and thrive. Sol uses images of icons, royalty, and politicians and reimagines them as Pop Art icons. This cultivates as a Pop celebration, which could only make Warhol well up with pride. For The Public House of Art, Hayo Sol has created a uniquely collaborative series of dictators - some from history and some in the making. Sol’s satirical approach to ornamentation see history’s most notorious guys glitter as a hyper-fabulous critique on power.