Featured Artist: Sergey Nikolaev
Yes, I live in Moscow, but there are not enough art scenes and they are not easily accessible. In general, our country doesn’t help young artists very much. Fortunately, we live in the time of the internet, so I can show my work to the online community.
My works are mixed media. Besides collages I always use paint or volumetric paste. But I call my works ‘collages’ often.
Difficult to say. I don’t have any specific formula that I stick to. The most important thing is that you have to like to do it. Sometimes it’s not that easy to take the first step, but everything will be easier once you start.
Yes, you’re right. I like to use “visual noise” in my work. I interpret it as a material, like paint or paste. Also I like to use these letters and photos because somebody used them as part of his work. My work represents different parts of history, which I find interesting.
I would tell them to not listen to critics and paint purely for pleasure.
Thank you, Sergey, and keep up the fantastic work!
For more information on Sergey and his work, visit his website.