June 04, 2019
It’s not unusual to see artworks showing the futuristic world where people struggle with other civilizations. That’s almost boring. While they’re usually not-so-friendly, trying to conquest or wipe us out, Boris Groh creeps us out with the weird relationship between a man and a beast.
Are they friends or foes? You decide.
How did you come up with the idea of drawing skeletons?
It was a random idea I came up with about a year and a half ago. I always loved contrasts, skulls, skeletons and decided to draw something that I actually like. The first sketch received positive feedback, and it inspired me to create new works because I had a lot of ideas.
Are they dangerous to people? Because I have a feeling they live next to us, without harming anyone.
I think they are not dangerous, but who knows ...
Are you going to tell a story based on these illustrations?
I'm not in a hurry to create a story for them, because I like it when the viewer himself comes up with his own story. I do not want to limit the viewer to one story.
What are your main inspirations?
I think my biggest inspiration is workflow. And as for the rest, as usual: music, the world around us, other artists.
Do you have any idols in the artistic industry?
Yes, I really like the work of Jakub Rozalski, Andrey Surnov, Anton Semenov, Pokras Lampas.
I assume you must be a traditional artist, do you use digital techniques too?
Most of my works are digital, I draw them in Photoshop. But sometimes I paint in oil, watercolor or ink.
What were your beginnings? Are you a self-taught artist?
I’m not. I studied at a children's art school, then I received secondary art education at the faculty of painting.
Do you consider social media a powerful tool for artists these days?
Yes. Social media is really very useful for creative people. Now the viewer can choose which artist he wants to watch without intermediaries in the form of galleries and museums. It is very cool.
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