Ars longa, vita brevis. (Art is long, life is short.)
As a result of my Russian background, I grew up under the influence of Tolstoy’s theorie of the “ïnfection” of art.
According to Tolstoy, art must be a specific, emotional bond between the artist and his/her audience – “infecting” the viewer. Real art requires the ability to unite people in communication (clarity and authenticity are therefore crucial values). This aesthetic understanding led Tolstoy to the criteria of how a work of art can be exactly expanded. He believed that the concept of art is a human activity in which a transmitter, by means of external signs, embraces feelings that have been previously experienced.
Over a period of time, my interest in social art has grown. I am very intrigued by projects carried out in the Netherlands, for example “Memory of a Night in Amsterdam” (with the theme of letting go, grief and death.) I would be interested in being involved in a project working together with other artists but I also I take all responsibility for my own art and my role in society as an artist. At the same time, as an artist and as a person, I do not agree with political and financial manipulation. However, I sometimes have mixed feelings on this subject that I yet have to investigate. I take nature as it comes with all her differences, difficulties, selection and survival.
My interests also lie in the utopian side of life. For example, a world of harmony, self development to the point of perfection, love and balance. I am currently working on my idea about humanity as a part of nature, people and politics, people and emotions, people and confrontations.