The act of painting can be liberating, it can be healing, a way to shed old layers and carve your own path. After going through a difficult time, Prisca Akua Kwaning (1989) was lucky enough to find her very own creative studio in her hometown of Amsterdam. Claiming her space was exactly what she needed and painting the rooms she was about to inhabit, turned out to be addictive. Once she was done with the walls, Prisca moved on to large canvases: spaces in their own right. She used the same paint buckets, poured some of the pigment onto the frame and let loose to create her immersive, gestural works. To her, painting represents freedom. To be by herself, no need to analyze her feelings, right there; in her very own space.