1. Which qualities of personality help an artist to make art and which hinder?

Curiosity and the ability to get carried away should be characteristic of an artist. But also the will and focus on the result are important. Sometimes harmful addictions and excessive emotional instability get in the way.

2. What is your favorite pastime besides art?

I like to feel the three-dimensionality of space, to move not only horizontally but also vertically, to get out of the plane. Mountain hiking, snorkeling or just swimming in the pool, and mountain skiing help me with this.

3. Have you ever had a situation in your life that influenced your art positively/negatively? Or greatly changed your views on what you do?

I had an injury and temporary mobility difficulties that I was able to overcome later on. But while I was limited in movement there was more time for reflection and artistic exploration, and I was able to figure out how to develop my own graphic style. There was some pretty concrete turning point in the spring of 2019.

4. Who would you like to talk to of any person who has ever lived or is living now? Why this person in particular?

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. I would like to understand the man who fanatically believed in the possibility of approaching the unattainable and yet achieved results on the way to it.

5. How does your art change the world, the culture, yourself?

The work of an artist is somewhat similar to the work of a repeater. The task is to receive information about the world and its harmony, to process it, and to convey this information to the viewer in the most powerful and visually effective way. Ideally, to incline the viewer to further independent search for meanings and regularities in the surrounding reality.

6. What do you think about the future of contemporary art?

In general, art, in my opinion, has a huge potential in the future. The more technology develops, the more people will have free time. As a result, the mass audience will have more philosophical questions and a desire for intellectual entertainment. This is where art will be in great demand.

7. What do you think about the ups and downs of NFT? Do you have any NFT projects?

I don't have any NFT projects. As far as NFT is concerned, I rather rely on the opinion of gallerists who do not really believe in the long-term serious significance of this phenomenon for the art market.

8. What is the most valuable thing for you (in the world, in life, in creativity)?

Close people and the opportunity to answer the question to myself: «What have I done today for tomorrow?»