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Art is a way to God.

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

I became interested in art since childhood, from 7 years. The indelible impression left on a hike in the Belarusian National Art Museum.

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

Unfortunately, I do not remember the very first, but first in my work appeared images of nature and still lifes.

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

My favorite topics - this image of beauty of our natural world. Very fond of landscapes with traditional Belarusian architecture, still lifes of antique objects. My topic defines the environment in which I grew up. I would not depict the terrible events and have not engaged in digging into the dirty laundry ", because I believe that art should carry the beauty and creative impulse.

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

The most important step was to teach at Minsk State Art College. Glebova. And nothing changed I would not like.

Do you think that nationality has its place in art?

Personally for me is very important to my membership of the Belarusian nation, although we have excellent examples of artists internationalists. Everyone chooses himself.

From which authors do you get inspiration?

I am inspired by artists such as A. Kuindzhi, Levitan, Crimea, Grabar, Tsvirko, V.Belynitsky-Birula and of course, Jan Vermeer, Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh.

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

Art direct impact on social life, but, unfortunately, in today's world of art there is great moral and ethical problems. And there is a feeling that it is not art affects society, how society subjugates art.

Which books are you reading lately?

If we talk about what I'm interested in literature, but recently I read "The Citadel" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "Christ has landed in Grodno Vladimir Korotkevich, the Bible in a translation by Vladislav Cherniavsky.

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

I am currently working on his first solo exhibition, which will be in 2012. This exhibition will show all of my achievements over the creative life. Its main theme will be understanding of a man of his place in this world

How do you see your future?

I can not predict my future, but I hope to find harmony with myself and the world around me that will allow me to even deeper to display these images in the painting.

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

Art is a way to God.

Art could influence people, if they want to see it

People need art and they are continuously looking for it

I love to document, especially in an ironical or even satirical way, whatever happens in the world

Painting is not a profession, painting is a state of mind

Art - constant evolution and discovery

The memory is mother of muse
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