I often ask myself why I make art and what the point of it is. There’s probably better ways to influence people if that's the point. I make art simply because I want to and it brings me joy, and maybe that’s fine. I draw and paint what I think is fun, and I believe that’ll always be my main reason for doing it. I’ve been drawing since before I could remember, but never pursued an artistic career because I was afraid of not being good enough and I "didn't want to be poor, duh". But I never stopped drawing and I try to paint and draw as much as I can when I'm not working as a physiotherapist. My goal is to keep improving and have fun whilst doing it.
I’m obsessed with interesting expressions painted with rich and vibrant colours. This piece was inspired by an ad in a magazine. I don't remember what the ad was for, but I’ll never forget the girl in the ad and her fierce, stubborn and childlike look.
© Ilya Bazhan 2018 - 2020