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WHERE DOES YOUR WORK START?
I LIKE TO WALK I WALK A LOT, AND THATS WHEN I THINK. I ALSO THINK WITH MY HANDS, JUST DOING THINGS, BUILDING MELTING, CONSTRUCTING, MIXING WHAT SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN MIXED.

WHAT MOST INSPIRES YOU?
THE DANGER THE RUSTLE OF ICE CREAM CONE, MARTIN KIPPENBERGER AND MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, GUN AND CHOCOLATE, SNOW.. EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING WHERE I FEEL THE GAP BETWEEN REALITY AND .. THE WAR WITHIN ME START TO BUBBLE..

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR WORK?
I'AM CONSTANTLY ON THE BATTLE FIELD WITH MATERIALS. I FORCE THEM TO PLAY DIFFERENT ROLE THAN THEY DO. LIKE FORCING CHOCOLATE IN THE FORM OF WOUNDS, OR PRESSING PLASTIC TILL IT'S LOSING IT'S FORM, OR GLUING MEDICAL SCALPELS IN SUCH A WAY, THAT THEY BECOME LEAVES OF WEEPING WILLOW. OR CRUMBLING MAGAZINE BEAUTIES TILL THEY ARE UN RECOGNIZABLE AND PAINFUL TO LOOK AT, LIKE FOR THE COMME DES GARCONS CAMPAIGN. FIGHTING TO CHANGE THE DESTINY OF MATERIALS, I SUPPOSE I LIKE WHEN I WIN THIS BATTLE.

WHAT HAVE BEEN THE BEST AND WORST BITS OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR?
I WAS STUDYING IN HOLLAND, AND STAYED THERE TOO LONG, I BECAME JUNKIE.. THAT WAS PRETTY TOUGH TIMES. I WASN'T SLEEPING MUCH AND I WAS WORKING A LOT, BUT MY OWN JUDGEMENT OF WHAT I WAS DOING BECAME PRETTY LOOSE, I WAS BASICALLY LOSING IT. I'M GOOD NOW, NO WORRIES.. AND THE BEST BIT, BECAUSE OF MY SHOW IN MOSCOW I FOUND MY RUSSIAN WIFE.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
I DON'T HAVE PLANS. EVEN IF I HAVE THEM, I FORGET THEM TOO QUICK, SO THERE IS NO USE.

HOW DO YOU INCORPORATE THE VARIETY OF INFLUENCES IN YOUR WORK?
MY DAD IS A SURGEON AND ALSO THE TOWN'S CORONER AND FROM AGE 9 I USED TO WORK IN A CHOCOLATE FACTORY. SO, THOSE BASICALLY TWO MAIN FACTORS, WHICH WERE MOSTLY INFLUENTIAL TO MY DIRECTION - COMBINING SWEET AND PAINFUL AND MIXING IT IN MY OWN WEIRD COCKTAIL. FOR EXAMPLE, MORGUE CHOCOLATE SERIES. I WENT TO MORGUES IN MOSCOW AND AMERICA AND MADE IMPRESSIONS FROM WOUNDS, CAST THEM LATER OUT OF DARK CHOCOLATE. OR PERFORMANCE WITH COTTON CANDY MACHINE, WHEN I PUT MY FACE SO CLOSE TO THE SPINNING MECHANISM, THAT COTTON CANDY WHAT IS USALLY WRAPPING AROUND THE STICK WAS WINDING UP INTO MY FACE, STICKING TO IT, BURNING AND IN THE END COTTON CANDY LOOKED LIKE BLOOD AND I LOOKED LIKE I JUST WALKED OUT OF BLOODY MASSACRE.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM BORN- LIVING?
IWAS BORN IN CLEVELAND, OHIO. I LIVE MOSTLY IN NEW YORK, BUT ALSO IN MOSCOW.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE THING RIGHT NOW?
TO SHOOT A PAINTBALL GUN. THAT'S HOW I DO PAINTINGS: SHOOTING PAINTBALL GUN ON THE CANVAS, WITH HAND-MADE BALLS, FILLED WITH OIL PAINT. I'AM NOT PAINTER, BUT ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY WITH OIL PAINT, AND I LIKE RADICAL GESTURES.




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