Hello, my name is Evgeny Chivikov. I live and work in Russia. From early childhood, I have always shown the ability to be creative: drawing, modeling, wood carving. Working in other specialties, drawing has always taken up most of my free time. He has taken a great interest in painting for the last two years.
I have no art education and I consider this rather an advantage than a disadvantage. Studying painting on my own, I gain the knowledge that helps me fo develop my own unique style and technique of painting. I believe that the main thing in oil painting is to understand the material, its structure, the shape of the brushes. I set myself goals and implement them.
In fact, it is difficult for me to attribute my art to any genre. This is a kind of esoteric world, some kind of parallel universe that reflects our reality. I try to bring a hidden meaning into my paintings. How it happens: I see an abstract image. Then I transfer it to the canvas, refining the details in the process. By the end of the work, a special story, plot is formed. On my Instagram page, I ask subscribers to share their thoughts. Who sees what and who has which emotions this picture evokes. For each viewer, one and also the picture causes completely different sensations. Everyone evaluates the plot through the prism of their perception. Reading the comments, I sometimes wonder how deeply and interestingly people can develop their thoughts in describing their feelings from the picture.
When I paint my paintings, I seem to be connecting to something new. I enter the stream. I think this freedom in creativity will reveal the artist's potential to the fullest.