Growing up in the small town of Fauske in northern Norway, under what he characterises as a “culture-limited background” where art was a foreign element, Kosmo was always drawn to the idea of creating things. “Coming from a working-class family and growing up without any significant cultural influence, I always felt like an outsider. Still, art has always been embedded in me. I had an interest for drawing, literature and design very early on, and I have been making things for as long as I can remember. It comes naturally to me,” says Kosmo, adding: “Both my way of thinking and the motif elements I chose when I was 12 can to a large extent be seen in the work I create today at the age of 42.”