It’s difficult for me to answer this question now.
Lobanov Alexander Pavlovich
Today it can be described as a «Glorification Of The Universe». It is a very fine and honorable genre and it seems to be right. Time to time I work in a «psychedelic joke» style with mushrooms and mushroom pickers in it.
We’re all synchronized with everything; something has an effect on us, and we have an effect on something else – it’s like a flood. Man always asks himself: «What am I doing and why?» and it is the same in art. Some events just push you to it. All of these impacted on my art so much that I even burned down a lot of my works.
3 favorite songs:
Aquarium - «Sitting on the Beautiful Hill»
Andrey Kotov, Segrey Starostin, Vladimir Volkov, Leonid Fedorov - «Gluboko»
Umka and Bronevichok - «People about fourty»
In different ways. Sometimes you just understand that it’s a right time. And you get message: «It’s hightime to make a collage with mushroom, Artem!».
There is always a main character in collages – usually it is a human. But internal parts of body and their positions have more meaning than just body parts by themselves, it is like a gesture that expresses something. Together all of these turn into some kind of story.
Ken Wilber "Grace and Grit"
P. Pepperstein, S. Anufriev, «Mithogenic love of casts».
Inspiration comes from everywhere.
I use clippings from old magazines, books, newspapers in my collages; I carefully collect them and keep it on files like «colored people», «b&w plants» and «colored mushrooms». I like the smell of oil paint; I like photography for its simplicity. Sometimes I also use natural materials; I use things that me and my wife collect in forest – moss, bones, stones, dry mushrooms, bugs, bullet cases and feathers – we have lots of them. These are my favorite materials and they are so beautiful by themselves that we sometimes can’t decide what to do with it.
Yes, it’s called «What I’ve found in forest». It reminds me of summer walks when I had a lot of free time and it moved so slowly, when you just lie on grass and look on swaying tree and on a pond.
I can’t say anything clear – mushrooms are growing, children are looking at crystal and drawing something. Everything seems to be fine. It looks like someone’s old memories about childhood.
I have a remote job in TVcompany and also some passive income, so it gives me freedom. Speaking about being artist – I don’t really know, there are many different stories. But IKEA still sells photo prints and people still buy it.
I want to learn beekeeping, ecological building, basket weaving, soap-making, horse riding, shooting and other crafts.
Move to a countryhouse and become a farmer.