Oleg Lobykin

Born 1966, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Lives in: East Palo Alto, California, USA

Describe your art in 3 words: Abstract, bold, ambitious

See More Work:  www.lobykin.com

The Head of AI (frontal view) - 55 x 26 x 26 cm

"Observing the natural world and mystery of transformation inspires me. My work depicts an ongoing search for the origins of form and exploration of portals to other dimensions. Shifting realities is a recurring theme in this work, as are transformation and challenging perception. Ideas that are thought-provoking, impactful, and engaging take form in the visible realm."

What themes does your work involve?
The existence of one essential particle of matter can amaze us with its pure aesthetic pleasure. It represents the basic urge to create, linking the metaphysical world to the physical form or sculpture. My work is a search of origins of form to exploring other dimensions.
Describe your creative process.
Sometimes one work leads to next one and can become a series of sculptures. Sometimes an idea is looking for a shape and release. It can start as a small model and transformed to a larger scale as public art.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
The time that we live in. Everything is going fast. I want to reflect this in my work. Nature is endless source of inspiration. My art is my contribution to society.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
If art makes you feel or think it's good enough already. Great art is same just add to it "WOW"...
What is the role of the artist today?
Making art moves and exciting. Art has unique language that doesn't need translation and makes us human.
The Head of AI (profile view) - 55 x 26 x 26 cm
Meta Girl (detail) - Stainless steel 235 x 102 x 102 cm
Meta Girl (back view) - Stainless steel 235 x 102 x 102 cm
Meta Girl (3/4 view) - Stainless steel 235 x 102 x 102 cm


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