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

Openness to the world, kindness, curiosity and self-discipline help. Anger at the world around you, a victim of circumstances, laziness and similar things will definitely hinder your development

2. What is your favorite pastime besides art?

Traveling, hiking.

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?

Yes, such moments in my life have happened a few times. Usually it's a harsh criticism that «brings me out of hibernation». I always try to see the positive sides even in those events that may be unpleasant to me at the moment. Experienced emotions, their analysis and conclusions — all this can be the basis for new works.

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

Steve Jobs. The scale of the personality and the impact on the environment.

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

I would like to achieve such combinations and dynamics that my paintings directly and positively affect the articulation of the viewer's emotional intelligence.

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

Amazing and diverse. Rapid development, the emergence of new forms of creativity, in conjunction with AI and augmented reality, digital universes, unexplored abilities of the brain and psyche.

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

Yes, I have had successful sales, I have several projects that are ready and will be realized. Ups and downs are natural phenomena, everything in our lives is subject to similar cycles.

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

Family, freedom, self-realization.