Hello Dear Rivgas. Thank you for giving us the chance to Interview with you. Our first question is how the “Covid-19” affects your art?

Hello, thanks for having me. There are always challenges in life. By finding new ways and staying positive Covid-19 has not significantly affected my art.
Did you always want to be an artist?

I grew up in a very creative family and many of my relatives are artists. Art has always been a natural part of my life, a way of living. The urge to create has always been there.
We want to talk about the Dark theme you choose for your main subject for your art. Can you tell us more about your theme and what is your artwork exploring, underneath everything?

I had a vision to combine my passion for photography and painting. When I found some old portrait photographs, I realized that all these anonymous people have long since died and been forgotten. My ancestors believed the dead existed beside them, helping them with ordinary tasks in life. My paintings are my own interpretation of the dead walking beside me. Dark art has always fascinated me and permeated my art long before it took on this expression.
What’s your favourite art work and why?

My favourite artwork is one thing my father made for me. He was a very good wood craftsman. The artwork is richly decorated with patterns inherited and passed down through generations. Patterns that have their very own history, heritage and pride.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Find ways to mix all your art to find new expression and ways. What’s unique about you, let it influence your creations. Constantly find new ways to express yourself.
How does art-making impact other parts of your life?
Because I like to create during the dark and quiet hours of night, it often results in a lack of sleep. Sometimes it causes a tiredness during the days when I have a lot of other things to do. But for me, it’s worth every second. I can’t imagine a life without creating something. I can’t imagine life itself without art.
Thank you for your time!