".. the nagual Elias went to his dreaming journeys the way a wild animal prowls for food... visited, let's say, the junkyard of infinity... and copied whatever he saw, but never knew what those things were used for, or their source".
This Carlos Castaneda's words from his 'Power Of Silence' are the closest description of my perception of creation process. Never did I — and never will — take the creation as a product of man's intellect. Instead I take it as activity aiming to fix certain states of comprehension I experienced in my childhood, in my dreams, etc. David Linch would define this as the journey of the intuition.
I never discuss how this mechanism works — I am inclined neither to mysticism nor to intellectual speculations. However human brain is the most complex thing ever created in the Universe, and our conscious awareness is only a thin film in the ocean of unconsciousness. Everything is possible in this ocean. I work and I get back to those states of comprehension, to my childhood memories, to my dreams. I experience them again and again. This is my only motivation to do what I do.
It sounds paradoxical but digital art attracts me because it is free of technological influence. While in traditional arts technologies dramatically limit the artist — his ability to stylize works in graphics or extremely time consuming process of paint drying, in digital painting I sit in front of a screen, grab the stylus and see the result immediately.
And I am really glad people find in my work emotions similar to those I used to experience while creating my works.
A few words about ''agent'' Alex Andreev
Alex Andreev lives in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.He's been drawing, painting and doing graphic design over last 20 years.He works as art-director in advertising agency and as senior concept artist for movie and game production.
Born in 1972, Russia
UGALLERY (San Francisco, New York)
1994, Novgorod State University,Bachelor of Architecture And Design
1993, Personal Exhibition, Novgorod State University,Veliky Novgorod
1993, ‘Black And White Dreams’ personal exhibition,Novgorod State University, Veliky Novgorod
2002 , ‘Artist’s Head: Sectional View’ personal exhibition,Valencia Gallery, St. Petersburg
1994, MONOLOGUES, Novgorod State University,Veliky Novgorod
2001, "St. Petersburg-2001" St. Petersburg
2011, SUPPORT JAPAN, Vaad Gallery,London
2011, OFFTOP, Erarta Contemporary Art Center, St. Petersburg
2001, CompuArt, Russia
2009, CG Magazine, China
2009, Photoshop Magazine, Turkey
2009-2011, 2D Artist Magazine, UK
2010, Inspire Me, Ukraine
2010, Wired magazine (italian version)
2011, интервью и обложка для Advanced Creation Photoshop Magazine, France
2011, Page Magazine, Germany2011, Advanced Photoshop Magazine, UK
2011, Creative Fluff Magazine, US2012, Tribe Magazine, UK
2012, Art Joker, Ukraine
2012, DONTPOSTME (russian edition)
2012, Mir Fantastiki, Russia
2012, ARTNOIS Magazine, US
2012, Colossal, US
2012, EMPTY KINGDOM Magazine, US, UK
Private collections both in Russia and abroad
1993-95, Lecturer, Composition basics, academic drawing. Novgorod State University, Veliky Novgorod
2000-2001, Guest Lecturer, graphic design basics, Adobe Photoshop practical course, St. Petersburg State
University for Culture and Arts, St. Petersburg