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

It’s difficult for me to answer this question. I always thought that the qualities of a good artist are to be humble, self-doubting, always searching. But the older I get, the more I am convinced that, on the contrary, it pays to be more confident, bolder, to do what you want and what you think is right.

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

Probably observing nature...

3. Have you ever had a situation in your life that influenced your art positively/negatively? Or has it greatly changed the way you look at what you do?

I periodically find myself in different situations that affect my creativity, either negatively or positively. My views on what I do change all the time, probably from my insecurities. I can't get rid of the idea that it's still important for an artist to be in doubt and searching.

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

My great-grandfather. He went through the Gulag camps, the war. It would have been interesting to talk to him in person.  Although I had the privilege of talking to him anyway. He left a message for my father in the Soviet Encyclopedia under the article «2010 Forecast of Earth's Population» and signed it to his grandson: «Perhaps you or your children will see the article — they might be interested in checking the 1965 forecast against your time». This made a strong impression on me.

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

For me art is about changing the world for the better, because a world without art and culture in general is like an apple without a peel. It rots.

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

A bright one.

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

I don't know much about NFT. Yes, I tried to post my digital drawings on one of the sites, and then I realized that it had to be done constantly and productively, so I gave it up.

8. What is the most important thing (in the world, in life, in your art) for you?

Peace, love, work!