Art is usually regarded as a process and result of the expression of the internal and external word through the prism of artistic images. It implies an intensive creative activity that reflects the interests of not only the author himself but also other people. Prominent or considerable historical events, specific relationships between people, and human living conditions in different epochs serve as the material for art. In this regard, the culture of diverse nations and related values have always been my inexhaustible source of inspiration.
When I begin examining a particular culture, it seems that the panorama of unique and fascinating beliefs, values, customs, traditions, reveals before me, enriching my imagination with alive images. These images provoke a persistent and deep desire to display the nation’s spiritual wealth, highlighting their cultural peculiarities and achievements. I firmly believe that such aspiration promotes public understanding of the importance of diversity in society. This idea is fundamental in the present world where, to my mind, the conflicts and contradictions on the ground of racial, religious, or other differences are still widespread.
Furthermore, through art, I have the excellent opportunity to raise contemporary critical issues and themes such as discrimination and biases, thereby stimulating comprehensive and useful public discussions. In my paintings, I also attempt to draw the audience’s attention to notions and concepts that seem outdated, yet actual, in fact. For instance, prevalent multiculturalism and freedom of conscience were primary drivers of the Roman Empire’s development and cultural dominance over other ancient states.
In conclusion, I would like to note that each generation has its own character, leaves its own cultural heritage, which is undoubtedly reflected in works of art. By creating impressive images of characters typical for the present era, art can disclose the true essence of what is happening, the spiritual level of society, and social conditions. This affects people’s minds and encourages them to change their attitudes towards specific subjects, objects, and beliefs, ultimately pushing positive social transformation in all aspects.