Interview with Serhiy Kolyada
q)For the people who don't know your work - how would you describe it ?
q)What are the key themes running through your practice?
a)As I told, I try to show the true life in
q)Your favorite place on earth?
a)I didn't travel a lot... I like my country and I liked
q)What influences your work?
a)Old classic art, literature, ancient myths one one hand influences my work... and on the other hand some great artists, like Ukrainian Taras Shevchenko (19 century), Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, some of the German expressionists and some other surrealist painters... And the influence of contemporary pop-culture, mass symbols from advertisings, gloss magazines, including erotic and even porn photos... All of this is combined in one postmodern mixture... I also call my art "LifeScapes" (from still-life and landscapes) or "Visual prose"...
q)What music are you into right now?
q)Describe your thought & design process...
q)Which emerging artists are you looking forward to seeing more of?
a)I am interested in some of my friend artists in
q)Favorite place on the internet?
a)As I told last time I liked Saatchi Online, besides I get acqainted with intersting people on Facebook...
q)Do you have any upcoming projects/exhibitions we should know about?
a)I took part with my friend artists in
q)Tell us something we don't know - but should...
a) The most important thing I'd like to tell you that Ukraine is not free in sence of free art, free mass-media still and even isn't free economicaly and even in politics. To my mind and a lot of people will agree with me that we still have unhuman government and president who are part of mafia... That's why I cannot develop my art free. In fact, I'd like
q) Where can people see more of your work on the internet?
a) All my art people can find on my personal web-site: www.kolyada.com