During my studying of Science of religions I was interested in the issue of visual culture, especially of buddhist iconography. Visual art progressively got me and currently I spend most of my time by painting. I have started to draw during the travelling, and mostly I was drawing local landscapes and faces. But after some time it flared up in me a desire to get acquainted with a brush. Paper and tempera paints was soon replaced by acrylic paints on canvas or wood or plaster. And the change involves not only the form but also the content of the painting. Currently I am creating spiritual paintings, mostly based on the rules and order of Buddhist iconography. The process of creation represents for me meditation through contemplation or colloquially speaking it means that during the painting I keep concentration not only on technique but mostly on WHAT I create.
Everything what arises under my hands is the visual capture of a certain ENERGY, which has a relevance in Buddhist iconography and it is represented in the form of concrete characters or symbols. It is over a thousand different Buddhas, bodhisattvas, dharmapalas, arhats, gods and other figures of the Buddhist pantheon, and yet each one represents a particular form of one and the same impersonal energy. What I do, is that I invoke that energy and create the image while the ego recedes into the background and the body becomes a medium that just gives a space to the energy to be shown. In this way I create mostly a mandalas, bhavachakras or the aforementioned figures of the Buddhist pantheon. My intention is not only creating of these images. The real purpose of them spreading of the positive energy all around the world, which is going well and it makes me feel great fulfillment!
I used to like to travel since my childhood. The exploring of new places is so adventurous! I have visited many places in Europe so far, also out of Europe, but the most important destination for my personal development is India. You know, I believe that each one of us has on this world some places which are blessed with the power of intensifying the development of our personality, briefly something like our kind of energic epicenter. Places what make you feel breathless, and what let you freely flow in unconditional welfare. Places where you would like to stay forever. Who is ever experienced that, then he certainly knows what I mean. One of my epicenters is Mother India. She let me grow a wings clipped by norms and prejudices of society and poured into my veins unremitting desire to go deep inside of all different cultures. She showed me the essential difference between tourism and travelling – the traveler usually spends less and get more – namely the direct experience of folk reality, which is absolutely invaluable. And also she gave me the chance to meet many beautiful souls from all around the world, and for me it is a honor to call some of them my soulmates! <3
Travelling is a passion. It is a dependence on independence. It is immediate experiencing of freedom with all the pluses and minuses, which magically blend in harmony. It is deliverance (even temporary) from obligations towards society and from the role we occupy in it. So let’s start out the path of so far (un)known…