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

Discipline, mistakes and fire in the eyes. Discipline is more important than talent. Mistakes give birth to style. Fire in the eyes keeps one from being complacent.

2. What is your favorite pastime besides art?

The two endeavors of my life: art and breaking. I've been painting and twisting my body to broken rhythms for more than half my life. In my free time I prefer chess, pool, tennis and traveling.

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?

One day I realized that no one can tell me how I should paint. It's my line, my movement, my art. It's important to create something by your own.

Five years ago I took a risk to combine breaking and art — that's how breaking painting came about.

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 would talk to great artists, creators of their style in the studio or over a cup of tea. Their flow of thought is interesting. Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Yves Klein, Van Gogh, Keith Haring, Wassily Kandinsky.

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

Through my art I tell people about the importance of the present and the inevitability of eternity. These are not interior pictures, but paintings and graphics of the present moment and sensations. It's time to add style to this world.

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

Contemporary art is already a history that we are creating. It will become a modern classic and will be replaced by something newer. Perhaps it will be the interaction between artificial intelligence and artists and the visualization of digital art in space.

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

I'm more in favor of something that can be touched. But if there is demand, there is something to offer.

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

To live, not to exist.

To burn, not to rot.

To make the world brighter.