Born and live in Ukraine. Contemplating reality and navigating adult life with questionable success. Doing animation and digital art since 2013.
Who are your creative inspirations and why?
As a visual art outlet, my collage-making is inspired by many of the artists whose domain is not primarily visual. For example, one of my biggest inspirations is Monty Python. It is from their sketches and, of course, Terry Gilliam’s animation that I got love for juxtaposition and surreal, absurdist expression. Another big inspiration for me is David Lynch. The mysterious and dreamy worlds he created are so vast, and I aspire to approach his level of creativity and love for hard work. But I never will, so whatever.
If you could travel to any time in history to be an artist which era would you choose?
The distant future, to the point in time right before humans go extinct! Imagine, you will know everything there is to know! And will have an opportunity to work with all that humans could have ever achieved within the given spacetime thingy! The future is also a history.
As a child, are there any moments or experiences you can remember that impacted you visually or artistically?
Not really. I got my artistic and visual reference points rather as a teenager & adult, not as a kid. However, there was something when I was a little child too. One of the best moments were the ones when I was staying with my grandmother, having the longest and most vibrant days spent alone, interacting with nature, animals, and my self-told stories about what’s around me. This is probably why today I enjoy the “loneliness” profoundly and am productive to the max with my art on my own.
Is there a message in your work and how would you describe it?
There is no particular message I try to convey in my work. My collages are surreal, and the meaning is elusive. I go with the flow more often than not.