name: Yuriy
surname: Chemezov
year of birth: 1989
country: Russia


Koyaanisqatsi final
by Algido


Q1: When did you start making art?
I bought my graphic tablet in 2011. Before that I wasn’t even thinking about making art or something like that. I was just sketching in my notebooks while lectures about engineering. I’m actually an engineer and I bought graphic tablet to work in AutoCAD, ArchiCAD programs without pains in my wrist caused by mouse. One day surfing Youtube I saw video of speedpainting in Photoshop. I was shocked. It was a moment of enlightenment. This is what I want to do. I started my first experiments in SAI then Photoshop. From2012 to2013 I was in the army. There was no opporunities to draw much, but I came from there 100% sure about what I want to do.

Q2: What does inspire you?
Another artists, nature , beautiful womans , movies and music.

Q3: What are your techniques?
I usually start painting from forms and colors. Once I have dynamic pose and idea I make a copy of it in black and white – so I can work with values and details. After that I turn original colored layer in “color” blending mod. Thus I get fast way to bring back a color and continue with it.
This is main of my techniques, but there are a lot of them of course.

Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
I saw very realistic dreams in my teenage age. It all started in age of 12 and keeps going but more rare . All of my 5 feelings work in my dreams like in reality and it was very hard sometimes to tell where is what. I was confused for a long time. It was very hard because I had depression caused by a nightmare lasting for a whole year after death of my best friend in age of 16.
But now I dont see any. I miss feeling of fear which is missing in my life. Animal fear of something that watches you, something more intelligent and physically stronger than any human being.

Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
There is no main colors. But purple is my favourite color.

Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
I would like to do my work more realistic and more fantasy simultaneously.

Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
Yes. A lot of projects. More in sci-fi theme.

Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of Algido.
Cold indifferent morning.

Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
That HERE was my first experiments with graphic tablet and back then I was already working with shape and color in the first.
I am not sure I remember those feelins. Must be just happy. I always feel better when I’m with my tablet.

Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
I pay too much attention to details nowadays . I slowly recover my ability to express feeling instead of “just doing cool stuff with monsters”.

Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Depends from situation and mood. But anyway it is bright side of my life.

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