Why did you pick this picture?
This picture is called “Three Bogatyrs.” Bogatyrs are medieval Russian warriors, liberators and defenders of the Russian land against enemy invaders. Every Russian boy dreams of being a bogatyr. I came up with the images of those whom I wanted to become in my childhood.
Where did the idea for this art come from?
It’s hard to say where the ideas for my pictures come from. Sometimes I think for a long time over the picture, I think through the images of the heroes, I compose their stories, I build around them a cozy little world, and sometimes, as happened with this picture, the idea comes suddenly, you barely have time to take a pen and paper. A semicircle, a circle, an oval, a square and a picture are ready. Something like this.
What does this art mean to you?
Like any of my pictures, this is the way out of my emotions.
In addition, this picture is the first one I printed on a T-shirt.
What can you tell us about yourself?
My name is Pavel, I’m Russian, I’m 35 years old, working as a lawyer, I live in Moscow.
I started painting in my childhood, abandoned this hobby for many years and returned to drawing only in November 2015.
In 2016 I entered the art school, where I still learn the secrets of artistic skill.
What more can you tell us about your art?
One horrible, gray morning I went to work, drizzled a filthy rain, the techno thundered in the headphones, and the idea came to my head – to throw out the gray and sadness that overwhelmed me. So I came up with my first images and settled them in a gloomy world called Depressive Humanity.
Gradually, the gloomy images were transformed, they became more cheerful.
I like to draw, I like to put into life all that is born in the depths of my subconscious.
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