Alexander: The material is always very different, depending upon the necessity. I prefer to work
with spray paint. I like how it permits to create graduation, clear and blurry lines at the same time. In
addition to it I use a piece of paper, that acts like a template and permits to achieve very thin and
straight lines, or the other way around: curved lines. With these instruments – a spray and a piece of
paper– very detailed, photo-realistic works can be created. This technique helps to speed up several
times the process. We do not have any sponsors, that is why all the materials that we use are bought
with our pocket money. We choose the things that are cheaper, that cover better and are more
difficult to remove. Along with the traditional materials, the oil and acrylic paint, I started to use
projection. On the painted canvas light acts as an additional material, giving more dynamic to the
work, making it more lively and adding a new meaning. Therefore it can be called an interactive
material, like video projection. I tried to unite this process with the process of painting. A lot of
people do that: trace the image casted by the projector. It is not a secret, the XXI century is the
century of technologies. But I thought that projection can be used as a way to present the work.
Mapping is also quite spread, in the sense that it has been used for a long time. But after the
mapping an empty space was left, that … Mapping is something airy, and when it is over nothing is
left, if it is not documented. In this case I decided to connect mapping with the process of painting,
like a performance. So there is a series of videos, that I managed to follow, and after this mapping
there were three canvas, three artifacts left.
Stanislav: Different materials can be used. I had this one work that I did with the help of others, but
not people, they were other creatures. They are considered injudicious by everyone. This work was
the “Peace” sign made by the pigeons with their shit. I don’t know. You can use whatever you want,
and do whatever you want – it’s a process. There are people who paint with blood. It’s is not
important, what do you use.