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

I think it's all prejudice. In art, everything is created by magic.

2. What is your favorite pastime besides art?

Besides art, my favorite thing to do is to look around me and notice how everything lives, and it's not just about nature and species, which can be beautiful and can be terrible. But really, there is nothing terrible or beautiful, everything is very relative.

I also like to look at my Japanese girlfriend. You would like her if you got to know her better.

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?

A little bit about my childhood. I grew up in the most ordinary family with no father, like most of my good friends, also we could never afford to go on vacation. So maybe I learned to enjoy the simplest things.

That said, this state of affairs did not prevent me from going to live and work in New York - it was my first trip abroad, and it was the first time I flew on an airplane ...

I think it all had an impact on me.

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

I really want to meet the Pope at the Vatican. I don't know what we would talk about, but I think we would understand each other without words.

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

How do I change the world of art? To be honest, I don't think I'm changing it at all at this stage.

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

Art will continue to evolve, I think we should go to China — that's where the party is.

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

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

The most important thing is simplicity and sincerity. I think this is the truth behind our being here at all.