Who are you?
The artist-experimentalist, madness taster
What are you most convinced of?
I’m convinced that in the future people will be more open to new and unusual things
What gives you the most joy?
When my work receives a response, even if it is negative. My works affect people's souls, which means I was heard.
How did you find yourself?
Sometimes I feel like I'm still searching for
What inspires you to do your makeups?
Rather, different fashion shows. I like a non-standard look of designers both on clothes, and on hairstyles and make-up. I’ve always wanted to create something unusual, to have no clear rules, in general, to be free. This is how I came to experimental makeup
What makes you angry?
Confidence, stupidity and narrow-mindedness
What is the strangest situation that happened to you?
There were enough of them. Many of them were of mystical nature
What do you think about the interpretation of art? Do you want your art to be interpreted?
It’s inevitable, let it be so. Everyone sees my particular work in his own way and there is nothing wrong with it
What do you think of the Susan Sontag’s phrase: ”In place of a hermeneutics we need an erotics of art”?
Art is freedom. Let everyone choose for himself what he needs
What would be your perfect environment for making art?
For some reason I want to work somewhere in the forest, to the sounds of nature
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?
What is your dream project?
I don't like to speak out loud about my dreams. I hope that one day you will see everything with your own eyes
What is your favorite place that inspires you the most?
I’m always inspired by trips to Finland. Little streets, happy people. I love the smiles of people.
What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
Many years I gave to sport. Ballet and gymnastics
What are your favorite books/movies/persons?
I’m a huge fan of books, and absolutely different genres. These are Edgar Poe with my favorite story "The Black Cat", Stephen King "1408", Erich Remark "Three comrades", Elchin Safarli "Tell me about the sea", Mikhail Bulgakov "The Master and Margarita", and, of course, what I’ve been studying for 10 years, books on forensics. I haven't listed everything yet, and I’ll probably stop and move on to films. From films I like horror and psychological thrillers, I also like Soviet films. I’ll list my favorites: "Saw", "Silence of the Lambs", "Examination", "Ivan Vasilyevich Changes his Profession»
How does your creative process look like?
More often my works are born spontaneously. I just take what I need and go to work with it
Do you come up with some kind of stories or meanings for your works?
Each of my works has a certain meaning, but as we have already said, people themselves put some meaning into my work. For example, many of my works begin with the word "alien". This is my alter ego. The alien travels on Earth and thinks about what he sees. The work called "Don't piss off the witch" with buttons and pins is the most serious for me. In it I show that I am no longer afraid and can protect myself. Many things had to be seen when a child's brain was not yet formed. These buttons and pins are a measure of my inner strength. As they say: "You will regret that you have contacted me»
What kind of people inspire you?
People rarely inspire me. Mostly I’m inspired by nature and its inhabitants, as well as objects and their forms
Where would you like to travel to and why?
Japan. Architecture, music, style – I’m interested in it all
What is your strength?
Stubbornly. If I really need something, I’ll get it, no matter how difficult it is
What advice could you give to young artists?
Never doubt yourself, even if you are told that you will never achieve anything. You can all do it! It will be difficult, but you will succeed if you work hard and love your job with all your heart! Always go only your way and choose what you like. Be free in your creativity. Be honest with yourself!