Artist’s Statement: Collage is just the best thing ever, because, guess what – it is so easy! Too lazy and impatient for actual drawing or painting, I got interested in collage as a perfect way to look for new meanings of things, tell stories and ‘paint’ dreamy landscapes. I create surreal realms I’d love to inhabit myself. The medium of collage is like a travelling vehicle. It allows me to jump between eras and dimensions, to wonder what parallel universes could look like, to arrange impossible events, to mix the past with the future, technology with nature, normal with paranormal, religion with science. I’m attracted to the basic idea of collage, which is: destroy to create.
I love finding old, unnecessary books like guide to Windows 98, that no one will surely ever need anymore, and save them from being forgotten and useless for the rest of eternity. I find collage the most modern medium, since we live at times when everything in art, music or fashion had already been invented and now there is only an endless sea of millions possible juxtapositions ahead of us. Still firmly rooted in a 20th century’s tradition of dadaism and surrealism, collage makes me ask myself a question: how to be vintage and futuristic at the same time? That’s what I try to achieve in my art practise. There is only a narrow spit of land between the past and the future. I stand on it and keep looking in both directions.