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vladimir ivanov

Art should go back to the professionalism and humanism

Interview with the artist of the week -
Vladimir Ivanov
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When did you start to be interested in art? Why did you choose to draw?

Consciously – when I was 15 years old. Then I decided this was my destiny.

Do you remember your first artwork, what was it like?

Pencil drawing of a man.

What are your favourite topics and why? Is there anything you would not depict?

I like to draw genre scenes with people and abstractions. People are the most interesting and complex subjects from nature, and abstractions allow me to fully express my imagination and worldview. Now I combine these directions, which gives me the opportunity to show my individuality, style and level of professional development. From a professional point of view I think I could draw anything. And from an aesthetic point of view I don’t create objects that evoke a feeling of disgust (deformities, corpses of humans and animals, entrails, etc.)

How education has influenced your creativity and changed your professional way?

I have received my art education at the Lviv Institute of Arts. There I have learned really valuable knowledge concerning art techniques, which nowadays I continue to modify and develop.

Do you think that nationality has its place in art?

I think nationality is irrelevant to art. It is true, that the "habitat", in some cases leaves its mark on the creativity of the artist. In addition, it is more comfortable to work in a country which appreciatee and supports creativity.

From which authors do you get inspiration?

First, I got inspiration from completely different authors: Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Repin, Vazarelli, Ozonfan, Corneliu Baba, Istvan Chick, Dali ... Now I find inspiration within myself.

What, do you think is the place of visual arts in today's life? Do you think art can influence the public life?

To influence public life, the art should, for a start, to go back to the professionalism and humanism.

Which books are you reading lately?

In recent years I prefer to write by myself.

Are there any projects you are working on at the moment?

I began to paint large-scale paintings, but, lately due to lack of funds, I was forced to abandon this idea.

How do you see your future?

I hope to continue living at the expense of creativity.

Would you say in one sentence what is the art for you?

just cannot live without art.

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