year of birth: 22.09.1978
Q1: When did you start making art?
I thing I’ve started my art journey about in 2000 or maybe 2001.
Q2: What does inspire you?
Generally other artist especially Beksinski and Szukalski. I use to explore internet gallerys, blogs, etc. searching for inspiration. The most important think for me is music, sound is my life and my muse. I always listen to some music during painting or sculpting (3d).
Q3: What are your techniques?
I like to play with techniques. I used to create graphic with photo-manipulatnion or photo-paintings ( photomanipulation mixed with digital painting) technique. But now I create my art in zbrush with a little help of other programs ( like photoshop and painter). And sometimes i draw. I use drawing for concept purpose rather than for final art.
Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
This is about my mind and my dreams. I don’t like to recreate reality. I use to paint ( sculpt) something more etheral. Figures in my graphic are representation of emotion and state of mind ( not necessary mine )
Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
I dont know why i like mixture of blue and red. I probably have to change it.
Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
Everything. I need to level up. This is why i’ve chosen 3d as main tool. I need to study anatomy to improve my artwork. Art is always about improving yourself and evolve.
Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
I want to create mixture of my music and graphic one day. But currently i don’t have time for this kind of projects.
Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of irbis.
dreamer, lunatic, voyager
Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
I’ve lost my old artworks some time ago. I know this is stupid but this was a different time without public storage ( like dropbox) but this one is pretty old: HERE
Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
Technique, tools, the reason why I’m an artist. An now I ever dont like word “Artist”. Too many people use it to express or name themselves, everyone is artist this days. I create because I like it and I need it. It’ll be nice to be a little famous but I’m too lazy to deserve it.
Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Both. The way of expressing myself but also some kind of safety valve/lock. I use it to control myself, to clear my mind. Art is a fun experiment too. A journey to the unknown.