I can assume that someone has suggested to you the professional occupation of art?
It's my pleasure. I was not even familiar with the technical fundamentals and the basics of artistic activity. When I came to the reviewers of the Academy of Fine Arts for a consultation, they said that there was something in my work, but since I entered the Academy after a general gymnasium, I did not even have hints at the technique of analyzing the work. The first reviews were of great importance to me.
However, you convinced the Academic Commission of your skill and were able to do so.
From the second attempt. After the failure at the admission was very keen on the idea, I knew this was the direction that I wanted to study, and I knew what I need to improve. Next year I passed the creative exam and was the second in the ranking of applicants.
Was there anyone who influenced your choice in the direction of art after graduating from high school?
In my case it was Peter Strasner, a sculptor. Unfortunately, he soon passed away. With Peter I began to create the first sketches and sketches. I consulted a lot with Eric Binder, a graduate student in the Academy. With him, I discussed current events and trends, contemporary art in general. The biggest failure in talking about art has always been considered to be the favorite artist of Picasso or Dali! You just have to have a broader idea of art!
The idea of connecting pictures with digital reality came to you while studying?
I must say that during the training the ideas of the Academy of Fine Arts, pure academicism, were for me idols. Now, as a graduate student, I notice flaws and pluses of this education. The Academy is still deservedly a good school, one of the best in Central Europe, based on unique people influencing the European and world art space. The bottom line is that the Academy and its education are not designed to teach us how to write pictures, but in order to give us material for studying the topics that interest us.
You create a lot of work, tied up on the digital world, is there a limit for you when you start thinking about something real? Can we define this boundary?
Obviously not. Many things that hang in the galleries for me personally, do not create a sense of art, as something special. Good art must evoke emotions. It must somehow reach out to you, open the door of thinking, hint at a topic about which you will reflect.