1. Which qualities of personality help an artist to make art and which ones impede it? 

Key qualities for an artist include persistence and the capacity to set aside logic during creative moments. Self-confidence has the power to overcome great obstacles. While the outcome may not be immediately apparent, time consistently works to one's advantage. Art is not about expecting rapid results. Similar to a fine wine, creativity develops strength and intricacy over time. One primary factor that stifles creativity is comfort. During life's periods when everything seems lost and the world appears to have forgotten you, significant discoveries and advancements in creativity can be made.


2. What is your favorite activity besides art?

I take great pleasure in working at the kitchen. By working, I mean tackling complex tasks such as preparing an elaborate dinner or intricate dish. This process often becomes automatic for me. In a state of flow, ingredients are transformed into dishes and served just as colors blend on a canvas.

3. Have you ever had a situation in your life that influenced your art positively/negatively? Or greatly changed the way you look at what you do?

The most critical event in my life was embracing the decision to solely focus on creativity. It was challenging, and from time to time I'm consumed by the worry that it's all for naught. However, this is how an artist's journey unfolds. I don't believe one can engage in anything other than art. There simply isn't enough energy, or the conscious mind will suppress the creative one.


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

I would be delighted to have a conversation with Gertrude Stein in her Parisian apartment and mingle with the people who frequented her gatherings. I visited her address last year, but I was a century too late. All that remained was a commemorative plaque on the building.

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

To me, my art resembles music in many ways. While I'm uncertain whether I can convey a message through it, it does inspire people to explore their emotions, occasionally evoking profound feelings. Success hinges on whether the «code» works, the language is comprehensible, and the individual is receptive. 

Over time, my appreciation for various music genres has intensified, ranging from jazz and classical to intricate and powerful guitar pieces. I used to be an avid listener of rap and electronic music, but as I delved deeper into abstraction, I began discovering new harmonies in previously unfamiliar styles. My sense of rhythm and musicality has also improved, which has carried over to my daily life, interactions with others, and synchronization with them.


6. What do you think the future holds for contemporary art?

In the early twentieth century, it was evident how artistic movements succeeded one another over time. Nowadays, this process has become accelerated, fragmented, and blended. Perhaps this eclectic mix will eventually be perceived as more straightforward and unified, but for the time being, it's dynamically breaking apart into fractals, each vying for the attention of many.

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

When NFTs were gaining traction a few years ago, I didn't have the time to get involved. Presently, I observe how generative art in NFTs is progressively yielding to AI. However, the number of digital panels in spaces keeps increasing each year, and the quality of the matrices improves, so there is undoubtedly potential in this area.


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

Staying true to myself and pursuing my passions alongside like-minded individuals is of the utmost importance. I strive not only to exist in this world but also to make a positive impact by leading through example.