-Tell us a bit more about you and your art.
I was born within an artistic family, my parents have art education and my father always worked in museums and theaters, decorating rooms and the stage.
I loved so much to be in a backstage room, to see the actors preparing for showsand the busy atmosphere. I loved costumes around me and the makeup smell, it was like magic in the air.
Something else that stayed in my mind as a strong memory is the Apollo mask on the wall of my room. I was drawing him very often. Years later I was in love with the movies of Fellini Satyricon and Casanova. I guess all of these things had influence on me.
But I thought there is something I can't find and I want to see it...
I was looking for that something in books, magazines, internet and finally decided to create something by myself: homoerotic illustrations with the atmosphere I love: theater, Greek, French, Italian culture.
-How did you decide to follow and develop that section of art?
My first work pieces were not openly homoerotic actually. But people said “they look like gays, why do you do it? The guys you paint, look too feminine, it's so weird.” I guess I confused people around with my works.
I heard from them “it might be better to do normal things, because nobody needs paintings like yours”.
And I made a big break with my own artworks. I closed up and I was working just for requests, painting mostly portraits, landscapes, book and game illustrations.
But I believe it was a good experience in my life, that gave me new skill level and requirements. As a final point now they love what I create.
-Describe your art in three words.
Three main words are always with me when I'm painting - Passion, Beauty, Love.