PHOTOGRAPHY BY LINA VIKTOR
What medium do you enjoy painting with the most?
I paint and gild with 24-karat gold on canvas. Up until now, as far as painting goes, canvas has been my medium. But I am now beginning a journey into the third dimension and working on sculptures and 3D objects.
What music do you listen to when you paint?
I listen to music that envelops me, makes me feel like a conqueror, or gives me throwback ‘90s vibes—artists like Phillip Glass, James Blake, Björk, Woodkid, Kelela. But mostly I listen to/watch science and nature documentaries.
Who are your top five favorite artists of all-time?
Yves Klein, Constantin Brancusi, Frida Kahlo, Martha Graham and Jeff Koons.
What piece is your favorite in your new collection?
A piece called Golden Age, my second painting made entirely out of 24-karat gold. Usually I mix gold with acrylic and gouache paints, but this piece is all gold. I actually kept it—I keep one work from each series so it is now part of my collection.
What is next for you?
I am shooting an art film this fall that will debut at the Versace mansion during Miami Art Basel in December .
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Insatiable, loner and cerebral.