Las pinturas filosóficas de Rustam QBic

21 November 2016 Texto: Mind The Gap.

{english below} Su obra es onírica, amable y filosófica, y le gusta dar al espectador algo en qué pensar. Nació en una pequeña ciudad de Rusia, Kamskiye Polyany. Dibuja desde niño, en el colegio y en todas partes, y la primera vez que vio un graffiti sobre una pared, Rustam QBic supo que era lo que quería hacer.

Ahora pinta tanto en muros como sobre lienzos; en sus trabajos, surrealistas y fantásticos, se observa su interés por el significado de la vida, la existencia, el conocimiento y la educación, volcándose en la familia, los amigos y la gente que le rodea. Le inspira la naturaleza y le gusta la poesía oriental.

En estos momentos se encuentra preparando futuros murales, y según dice, le gustaría tener más horas al día par hacer todo lo que quiere. Su objetivo: cumplir siempre sus expectativas.
















Rustam QBic was grown up in a small town called Kamskiye Polyany (Rusia).  He liked to draw since childhood, and he succeeded in it. He liked to draw when he was in kindergarten, at school, everywhere. When he was a teenager he entered an arts school. “Once I saw graffiti on the wall when I was a 10th form pupil. It was a word on the wall. Probably I saw graffiti on TV earlier. I had interest in graffiti even then, but I did not have any possibilities, that’s why it was an impossible dream”, explains. Time has passed and he went to Kazan to enter an arts college named after Feshin. There was more information and more like-minded fellows in big city. With time the first magazines about graffiti started to appear as well as paint aerosols. After arts college he got acquainted with local team and tried to paint QBic tag. He tried different styles and colours. However it became boring quickly. And he saw some art works with personalities and big format in the Internet. “I didn’t care about reprimands when I was painting the contours of characters by brush and not by aerosol. And with time I started to think of something more fairy, surrealistic which can be understood as dubious”, says.     

Now he is painting on the walls, canvas and paper. “Nowadays there are a lot of general topics in art including muralism. If there are semantic works they are mostly direct in meaning. I like to be philosophical and give the viewer a chance to think and make his own conclusions. Every person can have his own conclusions. Each viewer can understand the idea of my painting, which is unique and even give his title to it. I am interested in the meaning of life, purpose of existence, knowledge, education, upbringing. I’d like to pay attention to real values of life such as family, friends and all people around me, life in harmony. That is why my works are kind, positive and lively”, explains.

Technique and methods are undistinguished, same as other painters have: “If we speak about canvas I passed on to oil-base paints and I am enjoying the process and the result. I also like to study nature in the course of painting of plants, for example. I try not to miss any detail, as all parts of nature is unique. While I am working I am more and more recognizing it”.

He adds: “It is all more simple when you paint on the walls, you are always limited by the time of work and you are simply doing what you have prepared beforehand. But the result is usually satisfactory. I like to paint by brushes and rollers using the same technique as on canvas. You can mix the colours right on the wall or in cradle. I first use main colours and start with big volumes, background. Then I paint smaller details, make light and shades. I always have a bucket of water in a cradle which is used for dilution of paint and washing of the brushes. I change the paint only once or twice during painting. It is enough”.

He just released a new print. Also he is working on canvas and preparing sketches for future murals. “Usually I am doing several things simultaneously. I have limited time and a lot of ideas. I would like to have more hours in a day and no night sleep. Though you will always need more… “, he jokes.

He is inspired by a lot of things: the scenes from life, family, people, their images, past, nature. He is in love with nature since childhood. “Sometimes I want to paint landscape, that is why I pay much attention to background in my works. I like to read and take ideas from books. I try to read in the plane or in the airport and to make sketches straight away. I like oriental poetry. If I had the possibility I would have learnt their languages and read books in the original. I am inspired by travelling, cities and countries”, comments.

“I like the image of traveller, pilgrim, who does not have any burden or devotion to things. A person who meets everyone with a smile and share wise thoughts. Actually nowadays there are no such people, that is why I think that this personality is historical. But of course there are a lot of personalities, I cannot list them all”, says.

“The main objective for me is not to be afraid and to reach my goal”, concludes.



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