What is the best thing that I love about my work? It took me a long time to find the balance between work and doing the things I Iike, now I am happy that I have an opportunity to combine all my interests and realize myself in projects that I am curating or participating in.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? Happiness is when you feel comfortable with yourself and the situation you are in.
What is my greatest fear? Spiders and hopefully I won’t see that day when our civilization will finally kill our planet
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Procrastination
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Gerhard Richter
What is my greatest extravagance? I like to participate in other artists projects sometimes . Once I was playing a psycho for my friends photoshoot, in another project I was a part of a sculpture. That brings me new views and also fun of course.
On what occasion would I lie? I prefer not to lie, in case when its hard to say truth I usually prefer to keep silence and say nothing.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Cleaning my studio after the project is finished))
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? It is always huge fun and tons of energy when I start a new project. And also it’s a great feeling when you finish the project you worked hard on when you see all the puzzles converge in a single picture, which you wanted to present. I can feel happy when my work brings emotions to other people. And even more, when I meet new people who are on the same wavelength with me
Who are my favorite writers? Heinrich Hesse, Jean Paul Sartre, John Fowles, Vladimir Nabokov
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? I guess Ill put on my playlist with favorites that includes mostly rock and alternative music from 60s to 90s and maybe some soundtracks of my favorite movies
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I never thought of heroes that Id like to copy or follow in some ways. My favorite comics hero is Rocket Raccoon because he is smart, ironic, looks cool and got a good sense of humor
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? I think that every person you meet in your life can bring you a lesson if you are ready to learn
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Its really hard to pick only one movie. Between my favorites that I d like to recommend are Solaris by Tarkovsky, Night on Earth by Jim Jarmusch, De Illusionist by Jos Stelling, Oldboy by Park Chan-wook, Melancholia by Lars von Trier
What role plays art in my life and work? I d like to answer with a quote by Thomas Merton: “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? I wish I knew)
Whom would I like to work with in 2018? I started a collaboration with some great artists and musicians for my The Great Black project last year, so this year Id b very glad to continue our work and perform the results of it at a new stage. Also we got an interesting project with my friend artist from Holland we started at art residence in Cuba last year, would be glad to continue working on it.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? Gerhard Richter, Gottfried Helnwein, Jeff Koons and Thomas Sanchez
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? Im working on multimedia part of my The Great Black project and hope to present it at a new space in Europe this year
Where can you see me or my work in 2018? Have several exhibition plans for this year, and of course its always possible to see my works on exhibitions in Moscow and Saint Petersburg
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? It means if you got that feeling inside you, you are still alive
How can you contact me?
My site http://www.dariashkeleva.com , email: email@example.com
site of the project Im now working on www.thegreatblack.com
And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daria.shkeleva and
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