Artem Ogurtsov

Born 1980, Moscow, Russia

Lives in: Moscow, Russia

Describe your art in 3 words: The language of images cannot be translated into words.

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QUADROFARIUS - Oil & acryl on canvas, paper, collage 70 x 100 cm

"For a long time, I have been worked as a designer in various professional areas. Due to the lack of creative realization, I took up my own independent creativity. For a long time, I positioned my art only in a nonprofit format and recently started to enter the art market. A short time ago, I became interested in creating video art, and experience in CG, especially with 3D-graphics, came in handy."

What themes does your work involve?
I do abstract art, giving the viewer maximum freedom to form their own image. The visual image, is a self-sufficient language for communicating with the viewer, in my opinion. It does not require textual accompaniment and verbal decoding. Wherein; variability, variety, innuendo and depth of the point are integral features of this language. I do not impose my point of view and do not set a goal for the viewer to draw conclusions, but I bring the viewer to work together, to the result is subjective impressions. Like inferences after reading a book, they are more valuable than the content of reviews and critical articles. The desired effect is the ambiguity of the semantic interpretation, an invitation to the viewer to co-create in creating a full-fledged impression of my work.
Describe your creative process.
The image is always primary, then semantics appears. Before starting each artwork, I collect a large amount of visual material from various sources. Sometimes I create sketches in digital format, working on them in 3D or vector. In the creation of each work, I use the most appropriate set of techniques. It can be oil painting combined with acrylic and scratchboard. Or the same oil glazes with collage. Sometimes these are author's media. I am a perfectionist and the quality of my artwork is very important to me. On average, it takes me about 2-4 months to create one artwork. The creation of presented here QUADROFARIUS, took 8 months. This is a very laborious process that requires detachment from existential fuss.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
Creating art is a way to give meaning to life and gain immortality.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
"Art without an aesthetic component ceases to be art.Good art speaks of the eternal, in the language of modernity."
What is the role of the artist today?
Culture is the foundation of civilization. It has always been and will be so. It is a great honor for me to be involved in the formation of modern culture.
BIVERTEX Convexus - Oil and paper on gessoed plywood. 35 x 70 cm
APEX Ascendus - Acrylic, oil, golden, silver, cooper leaf, paper on gessoed wood 40 x 60 cm
REGULA - Oil & acryl, metal leaf, collage on gessoed plywood. 60 x 60 cm
Nodi Communis - Oil on canvas, metal leaf, collage. 60 x 80 cm


This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist