My name is Anastasia Kraynyuk, I am 25 years old. I am an architect by education, but for the last 2 years I have completely taken a great interest in 3D art. I work remotely all over the world, I live in Rostov-on-Don.
What are you most convinced of?
I am convinced that your work in any creative field should not be driven by the audience or commercial proposals, if there is no soul behind them. It's important to love what you do and experiment.
What gives you the most joy?
I love walking around the city and taking pictures of different places. The coolest vacation for me is a trip to the forest or to the mountains.
How did you find yourself?
Now I understand that everything went to this moment since the age of 16. I went to college, studied to be an architect and at the same time I took up photography, it really inspired me. Also I was always attracted by architecture. In total after graduation I worked in this field for 5 years, but towards the end I started building all sorts of scenes in 3D right in the office and gradually entered this new field of work.
Do you have a real-life situation that inspired your work?
There are a lot of them! Literally during the quarantine I went out onto the balcony and I liked the unfinished building across the street, and I modeled it, this often happens to me.
What makes you angry?
I hate snobbery.
What is the strangest situation that happened to you?
Once I was in Georgia and won a jackpot in a casino, it was just like in the movie!
What do you think about the interpretation of art? Do you want your art to be interpreted?
I myself do not like to interpret my work, because in the process I rely more on feelings, but when others do it, I am always interested in listening, in my opinion this is a cool interaction.
What do you think of the Susan Sontag’s phrase: ”In place of a hermeneutics we need an erotics of art”?
I really like the idea that the viewer is a co-author of the art. Any work can be decomposed into meanings as you like, but relying solely on them is a mistake, so I mostly agree with Susan.
What would be your perfect environment for making art?
I like the idea of living in different places, but my own home in the forest would be perfect.
If you could choose a historical period and be there with the help of a time machine - what kind of time and place would it be?
I would like to see the future, 500 years ahead.
What is your dream project?
What i would like to work with changes quite often, and I am always interested in trying new things. Now I am deeply studying animation and I would like to try to create something in this area.
What is your favorite place that inspires you the most?
I cannot choose a specific place, it could be a trash heap behind the house, or some abandoned building of Soviet modernism.
What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
For a long time I have been engaged in architecture and interior design.
What are your favorite books/movies/persons?
My favorite book is "Steppenwolf" by Hermann Hesse. In search of inspiration, I often revisit Tarkovsky's Stalker.
Who are the characters on your pictures?
Most often it is me in different states of mind.
What advice can you give to young artists?
If you want, you can do absolutely anything. Boundaries exist only in your head.
What kind of people inspire you?
I adore people who are passionate about their work, and I don't care if it's an artist, a lawyer, a doctor, a chef, anyone! I also really appreciate the ease of communication and openness.