1. What qualities of personality help an artist to make art and what qualities hinder?

Creating high quality art is very difficult to fit into the framework of building a career and business, so it is necessary to use all your unique skills — strengths and even weaknesses — to the maximum. It is this approach that creates the uniqueness that becomes in demand in museums, galleries, virtual platforms, and even in everyday interactions with loved ones and complete strangers. 

If something prevents creativity, it is worth reconsidering your attitude to the process, for example, to choose a calmer pace for yourself, or to switch to something else.

'Visual language is a necessity, not a belonging to a special caste in which one must necessarily be included. Therefore, in any, even the hardest of times an artist will find a way to express himself.'

2. What's your favorite thing to do besides art?

Hahaha! Hanging out at the coolest raves, of course! It's an incomparable feeling of drive, adrenaline, and shaking out all the excess in a giant venue with unbelievable sound. Pure and unifying energy of positivity from the musicians to everyone present. Sometimes it becomes completely irrelevant who is around you — friends or foreign strangers — you communicate in gestures and in a language of powerful vibrations. Now, unfortunately, this is a great luxury... 

Thanks to my joint project with Vitaly Yurtayev Broken Composers, I can feel the musical energy from within. I act as a performance artist and percussionist musician.

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? 

All my art is built on situations from my life that have influenced me positively, negatively, changed my views and attitudes to familiar things. It's very difficult to single out one story. For example, personally I always want to clap when a plane takes off into the sky instead of landing — because that's the real miracle! Many people forget this in vain.

4. Who would you like to talk to from personalities who have ever lived or are living now? 

I don't hope for the revelations of great people from the past or the present, they might even disappoint me, and I have my own life and my own destiny. I would like to talk to any man from the future and ask him or her the most trivial questions that everyone is interested in right now.

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

Only general trends can change the world. Behind every famous person there is not only a team, but also a trail of those who made up the competition, and the most successful and the most fortunate break through. This is why I do not put myself on a super mission, but when I have free time I take part in educational programs. 

Visual aesthetics is my main language of communication; that is how I found friends and even my wife.

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

The future of contemporary art as it is now is that it will someday become archaic, become the nostalgia of new conservatives who will grunt and reminisce about how things used to be better.

'It's incredible to imagine that any powerful leap forward in progress will one day become trash, like… pager, you know.'

7. What do you think about the ups and downs of NFT? Do you plan to enter this niche? 

I use this tool when it seems appropriate to me, I don't see the point in praying for it. I'm sure something else will come along someday and everyone will be just as crazy about it for a while.

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

For me the most valuable thing in life is freedom of creation, relationships and everything connected to it. I really don't like solving complicated and tedious household problems. In situations where people frankly don't want to work, it feels like I'm wasting precious time — it's frustrating.