Just a few words...
...about where I get my mojo
I grew up in Moscow, Russia. As a toddler, I was dragged to numerous art museums, churches, temples, cathedrals, and country estates that belonged to famous writers, poets, and artists. It was also the time when Russia was changing very rapidly allowing, Western products to fill the hungry post-Soviet markets. Moscow got filled with new expensive foreign cars, Modern architecture, European fashion, and many other gadgets that looked very different from everything I've seen locally. It all had interesting designs, shapes and features. The juxtaposition of rich Russian culture and European Modern design helped me develop a very unique artistic view. My designs can be characterized as if they've always existed, but at the same time they are really new, modern and quite refreshing.
Q: Arkadi, in your opinion, who is
the most influential artwork printer
A: The FED.
Lately, however, I began to feel that the more I learn, the less I know about many aspects of my work. It's a really disturbing feeling, I must say. Gladly, from my conversations with other professionals in my field, it seems that I am not the only one, and it's quite common. In such an environment, it is really easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged. The lesson I learned back home about how quickly things can change is a very valuable one. I try to embrace the change in the industry, learn the new methods and standards, and while working on my new projects, practice implementing them.