Serikova Svetlana Viktorovna: the moment of mutual enrichment

It's impressive how a single story can inspire such diversity through different mediums! Visual artists from around the world are taking part in WHISTLE project, in an attempt to present a multi-sensory experience never attempted before in the Greek visual art scene. And that's because we do not think of visual art as an experience that when viewed fades away, but as an excuse, a triggering event, a reason to produce an artistic conversation and a literal dialogue with everyone interested. This is the way we feel visual art should work.

In this short article we meet visual artist, Serikova Svetlana Viktorovna, from Russia.

How did you learn about Whistle Project?
I have learned about the project from an acquaintance.

What intrigued you?
I love Greece very much. I am interested in Greek art, and I wanted to support the ideas behind Whistle Project by participating.

Any influences?
I was influenced mainly from ancient Greek art. This was the base of my final art piece.

Do you believe in superstitions?
I believe in some superstitions. Through personal experiences I have come to the conclusion that some of them are true!

What do you want viewers to see in your work?
Every culture should enrich itself by innovation, but it should not forget its origin. It is necessary to know one’s own history in order not to lose one’s unique identity. I hope viewers get this message through my work.

Can you comment on the collaborative aspect of Whistle Project?
It is a brilliant idea to gather artists together. It will give all an opportunity to take a look at world history through many different perspectives. It is important to have intellectual exchange. It is a moment of mutual enrichment. It unites people, it gives a new understanding of things.

Why should people support this project?
Because it is created for the people, by the people!

Why go to the exhibition?
The impression you have looking at a piece of art in real, is much different from the impression you have looking at it in front of a lifeless monitor. Watching exhibits together, getting impressions together with other people, sharing emotions, watching not only the work of art, but also the way people perceive it – all this is a particularly exiting experience. To see the way other people see a piece of work you have created, a work you hold dear, helps you and them at the same time, realize what passion for art is and immerse deeper in it.

How is your submitted work related to the theme of Whistle?
My work is a literal interpretation of Whistle's theme/story.

What is visual art to you?
It is my life. My inner world. The air I breathe. It is what gives me the strength to live and push forward.

Why did you become a visual artist?
It was God's will!

The art samples presented in each interview, belong to each artist's personal pre-existing portfolio and not represent submitted work, to WHISTLE project. The later, will be presented to the public during the official exhibition.

Serikova Svetlana Viktorovna is a visual artist from Serpukhov, Russia. She works and lives in the Netherlands. She graduated from Yaroslavl Art College and Moscow University of Printing Products. She works in the field of printed products, design and graphics. Since 1998 she has participated in art exhibitions in Russia. Since 2002 she is a member of the International Confederation Union of Artists. Her exhibitions include: “Graphite” (1993), “A Clockwork Orange” (1999), “Mayakovsky Continues” (1998), “Children's Book Illustration” (2009).  

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