1. What personality traits help an artist to do art, and what hinder?

Observation, perseverance, confidence and charisma help. It is also important to relate to social groups and conduct a dialogue with them: feedback gives great ideas for creativity. The process is hindered by the lack of rest and the misdistribution of commercial projects.

2. What is your favorite pastime besides art?

Difficult question since all recreation is related to creative areas. Photography, shooting for my own clothing brand, visiting exhibitions ... My favorite pastime, not related to creativity, is to walk around the courtyards-wells of St. Petersburg. Although it is also aimed at creativity.

3. Have you had a situation in your life that influenced your creativity positively or negatively? Or has it greatly changed the way you think about what you do?

The constant work was very distracting, so the best decision was to quit. I’ll make a reservation: you should do this very consciously, having a clear plan for your development for the near future.

My views on creativity have changed a lot after my dismissal — I gained a complete understanding of what I want from life.

4. Which person who has ever lived or is living now would you like to talk to? Why?

I’d like to talk to my father when he was 20, and learn about his beliefs, values, ask him why he decided to become an artist. Now he is 72, and I think his answers to these questions now come from a completely different person.

5. How does your art change the world, the cultural component, you?

My main mission as an artist is to be a mentor. Here is my quote from MY DAY BOOK №6:

"It would be great to encourage people to think that in our country it is still possible to earn money by creativity, while maintaining those disinterested thoughts and desires that a person had at the moment when he or she had picked up a brush and a piece of paper first time."

6. What do you think, what is the future of contemporary art?

It will prosper and become more and more relevant for the ordinary citizen who will become a part of it.

7. What do you think about the rapidly growing NFT? Are you planning to enter this niche?

At first, I was very skeptical about the digital art market, but after studying the issue, I realized that this is a great platform for artists who want to make themselves known. Now my work is presented on the Binance platform.

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

The most valuable thing is the moment. Each has his or her own. I really appreciate the moment when an idea for a new painting comes. Here I can also include all life moments that are overwhelming spiritually and emotionally. These can be moments in travel, walking with my girlfriend, a moment of analysis and perception from the picture I see.