I am a graduate from the Nizhniy Tagil Professional Pedagogical Academy, a major in painting and
graphics. According to education, I am an art teacher. I agree with Andy Warhol’s opinion, he said
that artist is a person, who creates something, that people don’t need to live happily, but for some
reason, they think that they should give it to people. There is a moment of responsibility in what I am
doing. I am driven by the desire to share, to create something, to attract attention to a question, a
problem, to the beauty. Perhaps, there is a certain desire of fame, profit, I won’t be ashamed of that.
In order to speak about positioning, the self-esteem should be risen first. I think it is not only my
problem, in Russia there are a lot of talented people, but they are not ready to speak up. I am among
them. It is difficult to judge yourself, it is better to have the judgment done by professionals. I like one
of the stories of Bukowski, where he speaks about artists, that they will believe in their talent no
matter how successful they are, because we can always speak about Mozart and Van Gough, who
did not live to see their fame, and they were geniuses. And for each mozart and van gough there‘s a
thousand of dull idiots and only the strongest ones have enough courage to stop doing art if they
realize that they are not successful. Being a typical painter, I hope that maybe somebody will need
what I am doing, and it will become a discovery for him.