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

An artist should retain a certain «childishness» and be able to look at the world through the eyes of a child, to be surprised. Having an antenna to receive a signal from space is also a good help. Of course, laziness gets in the way, but deadlines save.

2. What is your favorite pastime to do besides art?

Lying on the grass and guessing familiar silhouettes in the clouds. I also love to fly in my sleep and travel through time.

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?

My creativity was greatly influenced by my birth. I had no desire to appear on this mortal world and wanted to commit the act of suicide. In my mother's womb I wrapped myself around the umbilical cord and tried to kill myself, as you can see, it didn't work. Apparently, I have some important mission to fulfill.

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

Oh, lots of people. It would be interesting to talk to my ancestors, to find out more about my family tree. They were Vikings, by the way. So, according to legend, Harold III, King of the North, is my great-great-great-great-grandfather. I’d like to talk to Shakespeare, to find out how to be or not to be. And also ask Dali how to feed an anteater.

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

Of course, I would like art to change the world, but if it does, it is not radically, but rather pinpointed. My artistic practices certainly change me as a person, I become more depressed and disappointed. In general, art is a rather useless thing.

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

In the future it will become non-modern and move into art history. I hope that my surname will be in the alphabetical index of this encyclopedia with the letter «U».

The world is changing so rapidly that it is difficult to predict anything, but I am sure that there will always be art as long as mankind exists.

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

During the heyday of NFT I was actively selling my digital works on Binance, then cryptowinter happened, we are waiting for spring — according to forecasts, the market will start to rise. I am sure that NFT will return to our lives, perhaps in a modified form.

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

For me, the most valuable thing in art is honesty and sincerity to the audience and to myself. I don't know how to explain it in words, but I can see on the canvas where the brushstroke is honest and where it is deceitful. I also appreciate freedom, love and kindness! And I hope beauty will save this crazy world!