Though all our expressions come from the same inner sanctum of our minds, how they are released upon the world is anyone’s guess.
Natalya Lobanova, word curator, selfish illustrator and philosophy student, coats nothing in the sugar we are told to use as social moderation. Life is about living and art can be used as an expression of that life.
Born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Natalya now lives and studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Though her official focus of study remains in politics and philosophy, she does not leave her art off as some second-hand ameba, oddly attached and slightly annoying if not actively employed.
For Natalya, creative work is the expression of a moment and one hell of a way to clear one’s mind. With witty and sparsely sardonic quips to technicolor illustrations visually smacking of old 1960′s nature encyclopedias for children, Lobanova will charm you with her simple style and brusquely poetic outlook on life.
1 – How do you define art and can “good” or “bad” art be labeled?
2 – How did you decide living as an artist is what you wanted to do?
3 – What information do you need to feed your mind? How do you explore?
4 – What are you currently fixated with? (Science, politics, technology, nature, etc.)
5 – Can you explain your process and working environment?
6 – Financially, does art pay the bills or is it strictly for fun?
7 – Is there anything on your mind or something you’d like others to know about? (Books, people, happenings, favorite X-men character, etc.)
Natalya, thank you for taking the time to comment on our questions. We appreciate your filter on life and the things that make it through to this world. Keep it up. Keep Exploring. Keep Living.