Untitled – Ilya Shayev

Why did you pick this picture?

I chose this picture because of its ugly beauty, and on it I first tried to paint a portrait in bright colors, the result definitely I liked. Although up to of course the result it infuriated me and I wanted to throw it all out the window

Where did the idea come from?

I do not carry any deep ideas in my works, the only purpose is to give them some kind of emotionality. My work is quite depressing because it seems to me that it is negative emotions that make one think

What does this art mean to you?

After this picture, I realized which direction to move my work, the first works were incomprehensible even for me, I could not understand what I was drawing.

This picture disaccustomed me to be afraid of bright colors and served as a start for a series of paintings of this style.

What can you tell us about yourself?

I’m 28 years old, I live in the city of Ryazan, I work in the construction industry, but I do not like this job. All my life I drew a little with pencils and ink, but a year ago I saw the work of an artist and decided to start painting with colours

What more can you tell us about your artwork?

I plan to try all possible materials in making my artwork, go deeper into painting and do something incredible

I’m aiming to convey certain moods and emotions in my work.

To see more of Ilya’s artwork please follow the link below to see their instagram page

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