Sep 26, 2014
Today we interview the minds behind the art design studio Brain Mash. Directly from Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia, Brain Mash is a multimedia community that makes awesome interior and exterior mural projects usign their abilities from graffiti and graphic design background.
You can se more from Brainmash studio on the following links:
1) First of all I would like to thank you for doing this interview, it's an honor for us to present more about you to our readers. I would like to start asking you about when your interest for mural art and street art started?
My interest to mural art started from graffiti. During my school years there was the first wave of hip-hop in Russia, thanks to Da Boogie Crew. Although we did not have internet access and spray cans, we had a TV programme with Da Boogie Crew once a week. I was highly interested in hip-hop because I had never seen anything like that before. I painted with sprays for shoes coloring at that time and left tags with ice-cream in the metro. I still have warm memories about those moments. Several years ago I was working on fonts but could not succeed quickly just because of the lack of any information. I took up art courses in 9th year of school and went to the art university after graduation. I chose art faculty on purpose to improve my graffiti skills then I became keen on art and it brought sense to my life.
2) Which artists do you use as reference?
Today I am always on-line; I constantly monitor the works of lots of art-people. I am not only interested in those who paint graffiti but also computer illustrators, tattoo masters, canvas artists, photographers, graphic designers, calligraphers etc.
I consider it is useless to point at far-famed artists but I can give a list of my friends from Russia who are really worth to look at:
3) Your style is quite influenced by digital art / photography / animation. How did you develop this style and how would you describe it?
As I have already said I am fascinated by various art works. I think that is due to my love to absorb every piece of information. So it is not time to define my style, I think I am just at the beginning of my path and there are still too many things to be done.
4) Describe us a bit about your creative process while creating a piece.
Most of my works have come out of music. I am a huge fan of music and people say that music is always around me. Music gives me certain emotions, which I try to express through my works. Sometimes ideas come spontaneously and I fix everything to refer later to it. Also I do interior mural for money. Clients have ideas and my work is to make them real and beautiful. My drafts could be both on paper or painted in photoshop. Occasionally I do collage of different pictures, if the task is to draw a person, just to make a portrait more resembling. I am trying to pay more attention to sketches and drafts. I even can draw them for some days and then need only few hours to paint the wall.
5) What would you consider the best moment on your career till now?
It was the moment when I picked up a can. It is a unique material that has no boarders in use. I believe that painting with can will definitely be an academic subject along with canvas and acryl painting.
6) How do you describe your daily routine?
My day starts at 9 a.m. and comes to its end at 3 or 4 o’clock at night. I go to the gym in the morning, I like keeping fit. Then I go to paint an order or prepare sketches at home. I also do graphic design. I enjoy living in Siberia where cities are not so big so you can manage to do a lot of things during the day: to meet with a client, buy cans and other materials, see my friends and discuss projects we share… Before going to bed I spend couple of hours surfing the internet or I searching for new music.
7) Being a multimedia artist, please tell us what's your favorite media to work with? Why?
I use Adobe Photoshop to create drafts and sketches, web-sites and process photos. I have been working in that programme for many years because it copes with everything. If I have to do a logo, print or other vector image I open Illustrator. Another passion of mine is 3d graphic. I am trying to master Zbrush, Real flow, Cinema 4d but there is not so much time left for it. I wish I had much more time to know everything I adore. That is the only my regret in life.
8) Tell us five lessons you believe are really important for every illustrator.
1. Do not lose your interest to life. Always stay hungry for new ideas.
2. Make more experiments. Try yourself in different art spheres.
3. Contribute to your mind and soul development, visit theatre, cinema, read books.
4. In case you do not have strength or patience to achieve your goals create stricter rules for yourself.
5. Do not believe to mushrooms.
9) Tell us five websites that you like to visit.
10) Thanks again for your time, please leave a final message for the ones who are starting out on this kind of business.
Art creation is a praiseworthy activity. It could help you to become free and happy person. I recommend you pay attention on the fact that you can not take without giving in return. In case with art you should be totally involved in it. Be inspired and be the source of inspiration for others. Be surprised and be a surprise for others. Pull your socks to create something outstanding and you will definitely be fully rewarded.