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

Freedom and curiosity help the artist to develop his own language and defend it. Submissiveness and passivity, readiness to follow all the rules without question kill creativity.

2. What is your favorite pastime besides art?

Bike rides and street photography are all things that help clear your head.

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?

Once, when I went to Fix Price, I saw a pack of children's plasticine... To be honest, I consider my creativity to be the fruit of systematic development without revolutions. I received an academic art education and gradually moved from traditional forms to more modern ones.

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

I wouldn't call myself a sociable person, so I have no such desire. And what's the point of talking to artists? They have said everything in their works.

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

So far it has only changed myself.

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

The term means different things. We can call contemporary art a certain period in the history of art (from the 60s to the present) or we can call any current art. Either way, new forms of expression will emerge and «contemporary art» will be replaced by «cutting-edge art».

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

I think it's normal for anything new, especially something that can make money. I don't have any NFT projects as I'm more often translating digital images into the physical world rather than the other way around.

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