What do I like most about my job?
My work is my life, because I am an artist in the ancient Japanese technique of Oshibana, which was created back in the 6th century by samurai. Even in ancient times, thanks to this technique, they spoke and taught to love nature, protect and preserve it and all living things. This technique is also called environmentally friendly, since the paintings are created from organic materials – moss, grasses, seeds, cereals, seeds, flowers and much more.
I am also the founder of the international company aaartist, an art business teacher, a developer of a program for building art business in the 21st century, a writer.
What’s my idea of happiness?
))) I smile. Happiness is when all loved ones are alive and well. After all, when everything is good at home, then everything is also good at work. My motivator for achieving my creative goals and objectives is of course my family. This is happiness.
What’s my biggest fear?
Fear is the loss of relatives, the fear of not having children (I don’t have kids yet), the fear, like any artist, of being unknown and unclaimed in the world of the living.
What the hell am I most sorry about myself?
Oh, sometimes I am very lazy, but this is due to a lack of motivation or because of everyday problems. There were moments in my life when happiness and luck itself went into my hands. And I missed her. Somewhere there is not enough knowledge, support or mentor. And this is a huge problem.
Which living people in my profession do I most admire?
First of all, this is the designer Karim Rashiz from the USA. Leonardo DiCaprio, I consider him the most outstanding actor. David Hirst because of his “arrogance” in the art world. I like ambitious and fearless people who are not afraid of losing money, image, and keep going forward. For example, like Elon Musk. This is an outstanding person. He’s a talent. His mother, Maye Musk, looks 100% at this age and continues to rejoice and live life to the fullest – this causes great admiration. There are few such people in the CIS countries. Most of them are all in America. Probably I need to go there too)))
What is my biggest wastefulness?
I do not know how to keep people in my life, if it concerns the profession. I am an introvert, and I do not like to communicate a lot, to constantly be in a circle of people. And this greatly affects the profession.
When would I lie?
))) good question. Not to be offended. Then I’m ready to lie)))
What do I dislike most about my job?
This is a tough job as I work with creative people and they are all SELFISH. This is inherent in nature. And secondly, I work and talk about the art business, and many of my colleagues do not perceive their art as a business. It is not given to them. But this is the fault of the system of the CIS countries, for many years it was put into their heads that business is dirt. Your destiny is to create beautiful things. And in the modern world there is great illiteracy in this industry. God forbid that everything will change in the near future. I need to prove that my product is important. After all, 85% of the purchase and sale of art is created in America, because they understand what business is. In the CIS, no.
When and where was I happiest in my job?
My first exhibition in Kazakhstan in 2014 and Working with Karim Rashid on the project “Globalization of Design Development”.
If I could, what would I change in myself?
Laziness, and went deeper into the study of languages - I really need them.
What is my greatest achievement at work?
I do not stop at one place. Falling, I rise again and move on. I clearly understood that my profession is important and that it is mine. I do what I love. This is very important, since many people work in a job they do not like because of money.
Where would I most like to live?
In America. A country of great opportunities. Working with famous people in the art world – 99% of them all live and work in this country.
What is my most valuable possession?
My family, my beloved. My art, my paintings and art books.
What’s my most notable characteristic?
I am stubborn, ambitious and fearless.
What’s my most inspiring location in my city?
Now I live in a new country, Switzerland. And the most inspiring place is water. She gives me so much energy, strength. When I am sad and depressed, I need to look at the water. This is my source of life.
What’s my favorite place to eat and drink in my city?
Sushi bar. I love Japanese cuisine))
What books have influenced my life and how?
Mavericks in Action, written by William Taylor and Polly Labarre. Unisex with the Wind – I can reread it many times.
You only die once. What kind of music would I listen to on my last day?
Delilah and Michael Jackson.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind. I remember when I was a child I told my mother that I want to be like her. She is a strong woman, beautiful and intelligent.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Elon Musk and David Hirst.
What movie would I recommend to watch once in a lifetime?
“Manifesto” of 2016. This is a terrific film about all kinds of art. The plot itself, music, replicas, painting is a fantasy that has collected in itself different types and genres of art. I recommend all creative people to watch it.
What role does art play in my life and work?
)) Huge. Art is my life. I even wrote a book called “My Life, My Art”
What do the words “You are the storyteller of your life” tell me?
Your life depends only on you, and a little on luck.
Who is my biggest fan, sponsor, accomplice in crime?
Of course, my family and my friends, my fans of my talent, my colleagues and fellow artists, my partners and clients.
What people or companies would I like to work with in 2020?
With Elon Musk. My dream is to meet him and design his space restaurant. Send my painting “We Are Together” to Mars. This picture displays space and living things in the galaxy.
My dream is to work with David Hearst, creating a joint exhibition with him in New York.
With filmmaker Stephen King. And so that our film won an Oscar and we walked with the director on the red carpet to the Oscars. This film will be about art and how it affects my life, my loved ones. How art affects people and the state …
My dream is that Karim Rashid will create a unique contemporary design for my gallery on the shore of mine in Los Angeles.
With Google in the “Google Art” project
What people in my profession that can make a real difference in my creative career would I like to meet in 2020?
With Hirst, with the director of the New York Gallery
With Maye Musk which i admire greatly.
With Leonardo DiCaprio in the film that King will create for us about environmental protection))
What project am I hoping to work on in 2020?
Writing a book on building an art business. It will not be just a book, but a textbook with lessons and assignments, recommendations and examples.
Above your environmental exhibition, Protect Me. I am working on paintings in which I will display the pain and joy of nature, in order to show people that it is only in our hands to protect the Planet.
And most importantly, I very much ask God to give me a long-awaited baby.
Where can you see me or my work in 2020?
God forbid, I will manage to organize my exhibition at the end of the year in Zurich in one of the most famous galleries in the world.
What does “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
Do not betray your favorite business. Do not abandon him because of setbacks and difficulties.
I have my motto – “No matter what difficulties I meet in life, a smile is always with me.”
What creative heroines should Peter invite to tell his story?
I have amazing things to do. Igor Gushchin is a talented artist from St. Petersburg, Peter Brülhart is a writer from Switzerland, David Peri is a writer from London. Lidia Drozdova is an artist from Kazakhstan.
How can you contact me?
By Linkedin and e-mail