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

In my opinion, organization and discipline help a lot in my work. Creative clutter can be in the studio, on the desk, but not in your head and things to do. You can't be late for meetings, and big projects, cases, shoots require a clear plan and following it. What gets in the way is a closed-mindedness and excessive ego and prejudice. I often observe how these things make it difficult for artists to move, create and see new things.

2. What is your favorite hobby besides art?

To be honest, I don't have any hobbies. My job is a hobby, and a hobby is a job. If it's something else, it's traveling. A new experience is always useful. I like flights, new countries, and other cultures.

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?

The moment I accepted myself, my work and my style. It took a while, but once that happened, it became easier overall. I started creating more often and I enjoy the process and the results even more. Everything that was going on became more organic and honest, overall the puzzle came together.

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

Most of the creative people who have ever lived are dead, but they left behind works, stories, so in a way, I have the opportunity to talk to them. If I had the chance, I would have had wine with Picasso and his friends in the 20th century. They knew how to both work and have fun. Of those who are alive, I would talk to Kanye, he's an extremely interesting person.

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

I've been working a lot with tagging lately. Many people have gone from graffiti to calligraphy, but I'm making the opposite maneuver. I think tagging as a form of writing, a subspecies of graffiti, is extremely underrated, still underground. I want to show how beautiful, self-sufficient, emotional they are and how strong the artistic part is. This is a new challenge for me. To convey through my work how I see the genre individually and the culture as a whole.

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

Some artists will clearly fall in an unequal battle with AI. Some artists will become iconic, nothing new in that sense. We've been through this many times before at different points in history. When the Impressionists came along, critics said art was over.

'But people need art, fresh ideas, emotions, vision — these things are unlikely to change, but its form.'

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

Yes, I downloaded some NFT a year ago to figure out what it is and how it works. NFT has opened me up to a number of artists who are cool to digital. However, I think NFT is just a massive marketing move to increase crypto assets and popularize it. Perhaps one day the market will settle down and it will become clear what to do about it.

'I still don't understand why so many people have tried to contrast traditional art forms and NFT. It's like comparing square and green. But, blockchain technology clearly has a number of advantages and prospects.'

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

My loved ones, my health, the opportunity to create, money, open Schengen in the passport.