Sergey Piskunov

Born in: Ukraine

Lives in: Kiev, Ukraine

Media: Painting

Describe your work in 3 words: Art doesn't like frames

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Portrait with gold hand - Oil on canvas 160 x 120 cm, 2018

A burst of emotion, forcing the artist to turn inside out his soul and leave it on the canvas – that’s how the Ukrainian artist Sergey Piskunov sees the work of his life. Hyper-realistic paintings, possessing their own charm and character, children of unique inspiration.

What themes does your work involve?
In my works, I try to capture with maximum accuracy a single moment, a fleeting emotion that will disappear in the next instant and convey it on canvas. I want to reflect female beauty and emotionality, framing it with a combination of reflections and highlights.
Describe your creative process.
Work on a picture begins with an idea, a vision is formed in what colors it will be completed. After I find a model that will embody this image in the most appropriate way. Further shooting, from 100 to 400 hours behind the canvas - and the work is ready.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
I never paid attention to what forms my inspiration. The image for each picture can arise spontaneously and sometimes under the influence of completely different factors. Sometimes the image is formed quite blurry and it takes a lot of time to finalize it, and sometimes it is born in the process of shooting.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
I think that the only assessment for art can be your own perception. There are works of art that resonate with you, in which you find something for yourself. In my opinion, there can be no objective assessment, as there is no bad or good art, it can be yours or not.
What is the role of the artist today?
I think the role of modern art is to give people the opportunity to look at things from a completely new angle, to evoke in them that spectrum of emotions that is practically not involved in everyday life.

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