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    NUMO – Vladimir Naumov

    NUMO – Vladimir Naumov

    1. Where were you born and where are you from ?

    I was born in Russia, in small village.

    2. What is your first memory connected to the art world ?

     I fell asleep in the Russian Hermitage Museum when I was a teenager.

    3. Have you always worked in the art/design field ?

    I have an education as an architect and an artist, so it was always nearby, in fact, all my hobbies eventually led me to what I do now.

    4. What led you to the design creation ?

    Internal, irresistible activity that encourages you to create.  I think every creative person understands what I mean.

    5. How would you describe your creative process and it influences ?

    I write down all my ideas on a sheet of paper that lies on my desktop, then from the entire list, I make sketches and 3D models.  It is important to write it down on a piece of paper and not on your phone in notes; this allows you to look at this idea and inevitably develop it when you are busy with something else.

    6. Could you describe a typical day of your work ?

    I wake up, cook breakfast, do cardio; it’s 1 hour at a brisk pace.  During cardio, I do thought visualization, it’s like meditation for me.  Next, I sit down at my desk, look through my list of ideas, cross out the bad ones, and develop the good ones.  And so on until late at night.  This is a typical day for me.

    7. Why did you choose the specific materials you work with ?

    I am not limited to any one material, but I like certain techniques that can characterize all my work.

    8. What are the technical particularities of your creations ?

    They are all unique and each item has its own characteristics, but they all appear in the form of realistic 3D images.

    9. What advices could you give to beginning artists who would like to create sculptural design works ?

    Analyze the design field, but don’t lose who you are.

    10. If your works had to belong to a design movement, in which one would you define it ?

    Objectification of everything that surrounds us is based on internal sensations.

    11. What designers and artists have influenced you ?

    Previously, I could name an exact list of those who influenced me, but now not, there are a lot of them.  People are inspired by people, I think that each of us is the totality of what we saw and heard, illuminated through the projector of individuality.

    12. What contemporary designers do you appreciate ?

    Everyone has something special.

    13. What contemporary artists (in any kind of art) have you been inspired by ?

    When I first started, I was influenced by the creativity of Sixnfive.

    14. If you had to summarize your creations in one word or sentence, what would it be ?


    15. Is there anything you’d like to add?

    Thanks for reading.

    Proust Questionnaire with very short answers (one or a few words) :
    (The Proust Questionnaire is a set of questions answered by the French writer Marcel Proust. Other historical figures who have answered confession albums are Oscar Wilde, Karl Marx, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Cézanne…)

    1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

    To be healthy

    2. What is your greatest fear?

    I don’t even know, now it seems to me that I’m not afraid of anything, although before a lot of things scared me.  I think the older and more experienced you become, the less fear there is

    3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

    Putting things off until later. I struggle with this, but sometimes there are so many things to do that I start putting them off.

    4. What is the trait you most deplore in others?


    5. Which living person do you most admire?

    My Mom

    6. What is your greatest extravagance?

    I spend a lot of energy and often burn out because of it.

    7. What is your current state of mind?


    8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

    I think there is no such thing

    9. What is the quality you most like in a man ?


    10. What is the quality you most like in a woman ?


    11. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

    I don’t know.  I think this can be said by the one who communicates with me.

    12. Which talent would you most like to have?

    Find common ground with people

    13. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

    Sleep less

    14. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

    I think it’s still ahead

    15. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?


    16. Where would you most like to live?

    No specific place

    17. What is your most treasured possession?

    Health and Time

    18. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

    Living in fear

    19. What is your favorite occupation?


    20. What is your most marked characteristic?


    21. What do you most value in your friends?


    22. Who are your favorite writers?

    The State Duma

    23. Who is your hero of fiction?


    24. Which historical figure do you most identify with?

    With no

    25. Who are your heroes in real life?


    26. What are your favorite names?


    27. What is it that you most dislike?

    Wash the dishes

    28. What is your greatest regret?

    Wasted a lot of time

    29. How would you like to die?

    In sleep.

    30. What is your motto?

    Doing is better than not doing

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