ARTIST STATEMENT

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           I think that absolute freedom in art is no more than a mirage. Like a vanishing
point, not only it is not achievable, but also constant strive for being totally uninhibited
fundamentally contradicts the very nature of art. I discovered that by trying to free myself I instead only created un-freedom within, but at the same time I recognized it as a blessing because this un-freedom, to my great surprise, flowered into my very own freedom. I built my personal space inside it, I fenced in all I was made of and then I gladly confined myself into this space and opened all the windows to share what’s inside with others.
          This is the moment of great joy for me because this space has never existed before… I have created it.
       Not unlike theater, my work attempts to counterpart outside reality with no ambition to compete with it. It is just a window into my parallel world… my very own, not so little Universe.
 
           
           Alexey Klimov