Stanislav: In my opinion, art is something monumental that brings aesthetic pleasure. In our times,
the informational era, a very developed era, anything that gives you an esthetic pleasure can be
considered an artwork. There is also the notion of mass and individual character of art. Individually,
anyone can create an artwork. I do not understand what happens now. The art for me is utter
bullshit, sorry, I cannot call it the other way: paying really, really, really big money for some
completely strange things that usually stay without being used. It is in my understanding. I cannot
say that something is like this, or something is like that. I do not have the right.
Speaking about my own works, I cannot say that I am doing art in its classical sense, I need to think
about it. There are other people who were taught to do that. They are specialists in art and they have
a lot of different other names. I prefer to leave the debates about what art is for them. I live with art,
for real, I live with it. If I don’t paint, I don’t live. If I don’t model something, I don’t live. If I do not
doodle something the way I aesthetically like it, I don’t live. I see it this way.
Art is a human concept. That’s it.
Alexander: I think that art is an environment made by the people, who want to change something in
this world, because a painter always changes, always does something. In reality, the term “art” does
not have limits. A person who is connected with art, a curator, whatever he calls art will be art,
because he has a certain level of competence in this area. I think art is a field with no boundaries for
Stanislav: Art is an ability to be here and now, to realize it. That’s art. All the rest are fantasies,
fantasies, fantasies. A fantasy that have to be sold, a fantasy that brings aesthetic pleasure, a fantasy
that has to last a thousand years – all these are fantasies. All of them are just human concepts. There
is only one real art: to try and feel yourself now. To become a buddha – that’s art.