WHAT ABOUT ALEXEY? HE SELECT CHARACTERS OF FAMOUS PAINTINGS AND REPOSITION THEM IN MODERN CONTEXTS. CARAVAGGIO, HAYEZ AND OTHER GREAT ARTISTS RENEW MAGICALLY.
What is the art of manipulation for you?
For me as a designer as well as artist, it is to get clear idea to audience in your way.
Why did you choose to create a timeless relationship between vintage and contemporary?
It was just a good idea. To show common day-to-day situations by using contrast of old paintings heroes and modern landscapes.
When was born your passion for classic paintings?
Actually I have a lot of passions, but the classic art, that I use in my artworks, it interesting for me by level or skills which author should get to be a good in his occupation. And high realistic paintings are fits well to photos.
Why did you choose the digital?
Why not? In our age it is a new good way to express your art ideas. Any way, you better to be good enough at your digital artistic skill (like Photoshop) and of course is a clever idea.
If you could represent you in a painting what would it be?
May be something new. I have some classic artistic skills from over 10 years of art classes, but for now I don’t have any good ideas to apply this skill, expect at design and illustration (for now). May be we will find out some day.
What is the situation you have not yet represented but would you like to create in a new project?
Nightlife at bars and clubs for example. But i want to try something else.
How important is the social world in your career?
Social world is important for everything now, this is a bit crype but it true. But in the age when everything is “web content” you can make your social account at a gallery. It’s pretty cool.
The virtues and vices of the vintage.
Don’t know what to say, I think there are no vices in vintage. It’s just an experience to use.
Why do you have a heavily refer to the figures from the past?
Yes! They are mythical and naked stories; add more contrast to the situations. Mostly paintings are from the end of XIX or beginning of XX Century.
The pro and con of being a young artist today.
Now it’s easy to express yourself, but it’s hard to be special, because ideas are “in the air”. And of course you should work hard.
Photos courtesy of the artist