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    Square in Circle – Alesia Sirokina

    Square in Circle – Alesia Sirokina

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

    I am born in Latvia, town called Daugavpils. We then moved to Lithiania, Rokiskis where I stayed until I was 18.

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

    Memorable connection to the art came through at late teenage years. I always was interested in drawing, however, instead on the art school, as a child I was sent to the music school since parents highly belived I will become musisian. Only at the age of 17, my art school teacher Linas Augulis, introduce me to painting oil on canvas, this was my first introduction to the world of art.

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

    Yes. I have studied Interior Architecture and Design. After Graduation I worked as Inteiror Designer in London based Architectural Practice – Project Orange. Thoughtout 10 years there I have worked on residential and hospitality projects, developing interior design proposals.

    4. What led you to the design creation ?

    As Interior Designer, projects is not always putting objects together to make into scheme. It involved designing specific items to work for specific interior. This is when I have started developing designs and realised that is something I want to continue working on.

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

    All my designs are directly inspired by the Bauhaus and Constructivist schools of thought from the early 20th century. All designs are minimal, geometric, simple forms. Each light has a story and directly inspired by artists such as László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer and El Lissitzky.

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

    Typical day start at my desk, going through e-mail. After my inbox in cleared I get into my creative mood and sketch. Once I know I have sometihng interesting to work on and I will then draw it on 3D software and work on porportion and see object at all angled and develop further, mixing materials until I get it right.

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

    I always work with metal and marble. It works best with the geometric forms I work with. Marble is cold, brass is warm, it balance well.

    8. What are the technical particularities of your creations ?

    It’s crutial to get proportion right in Minimal design. That is why I always work on the 3D to get product just right in size. Of course, there is furhter development is done by production, when we are going though several techinal drawings and then prototypes until desired design is completed.

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

    Do what you want to do and don’t try to fit in frame.

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

    Of course Modernish Era, Bahaus School, Avant-garde. This movment directly inspired my designs.

    11. What designers have influenced you ?

    Avant-garde visionaries : László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer and El Lissitzky. I research their work to get inspiration, it could be posters, ballet, avant- grade costumes.

    12. What contemporary designers do you appreciate ?

    I appreciate works of many designers, especially admire works of Le Cobusier, Joseph Diran, Alison Berge, Venice M, Vladimir Kegan and many many more.

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

    I have friend artist Sky Semenike, hers work, personality, vision inspired me every day. She is artist who breaks all baundaries and I admire this. She is one of the exeptional people and you can see this in hers work too.

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

    Crating complexity from simplicity.

    15. Is there anything you would like to add ?

    Design is not always how it looks, most important how it’s works.

    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?

    When I am at piece, full of life and surruonded my close people.

    2. What is your greatest fear?

    Not be able mentally to protect mysef from fear.

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

    Lack of planinig, I often jump from one task to another.

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

    Lack of gratitude.

    5. Which living person do you most admire?

    Guy Burgs, teacher of the art meditation.

    6. What is your greatest extravagance?

    Coffee, I need 4 cups before noon.

    7. What is your current state of mind?

    Centered but tired…

    8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


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

    Honesty, creativity and sence of humor

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

    The same qualities as in man

    11. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

    Lovely, actually…like

    12. Which talent would you most like to have?

    To be able to play violin like Nicola Benedetti.

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

    Regulate level of emotions.

    14. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

    Helping others

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

    A bird

    16. Where would you most like to live?

    By the sea

    17. What is your most treasured possession?

    My art collection

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

    Loosing closed ones.

    19. What is your favorite occupation?

    Every to do with creativity

    20. What is your most marked characteristic?


    21. What do you most value in your friends?

    Honesty and acceptance

    22. Who are your favorite writers?

    Sam Harris

    23. Who is your hero of fiction?


    24. Which historical figure do you most identify with?

    Probably Leonardo Da Vinci

    25. Who are your heroes in real life?

    Anyone with courange no matter what and never gives up.

    26. What are your favorite names?

    Ella, as my daughter’s

    27. What is it that you most dislike?

    Beeing too busy and missing on a lot of great things around me.

    28. What is your greatest regret?

    We learn from regrets, I don’t regret anything.

    29. How would you like to die?


    30. What is your motto?

    Life this day like it’s your last.

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