Five questions to Ivan Shenevsky

Five questions to Ivan Shenevsky

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Ivan Shenevsky is a Russian artist (born 1986 in St. Petersburg) who currently works and lives in Vietnam. From music to video productions, he came to art in 2018. In his paintings Ivan makes lines and colors speak.

How did you get into art?

My first guide into the art world was music, I fell in love with it when I was 11 and for a long time, I discovered all aspects of it. Following this, I worked in the video industry, which allowed me to combine music and visual art. In 2018 I decided to focus on painting only. 



How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?

I would say spontaneous, accidental, unpredictable, aleatory, expressive, emotional. 
I combine many lines and colors, which helps me to create something like stereograms, and you need to spend some time in front of the painting until it starts to speak to you. 

How do you go about developing your work?

I’m trying new techniques and new combinations of color and style, in search of a method that will help to more accurately reflect my intention.

Who or what influences you?

The biggest influence for me it what is surround me everyday, nature, people, sounds, urban bustle, isolation, loneliness, silence. The artists who have had the biggest influence on me would be Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mikhail Vrubel, and Wassily Kandinsky. 

Make us curious. What is planned next?

I'm planning to have my solo exhibition in Singapore because I would like my work to be seen in person. Unfortunately, social media and the internet can not convey the feeling of large canvases.