Interview: Sacha Federovsky
Luca Curci talks with Sacha Federovsky during ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2023 – 8th edition, held in Rome, at ITSLIQUID Monti – Rome Art Space.
Sacha Federovsky is a French-Ukrainian artist and traveller. After his long university studies in anthropology and sociology, he travelled all around the world, and became in 2004, a professional photographer and graphic designer. He lives in Toulouse (south of France). He is an artist, photographer, graphic designer, videographer and novelist. Through his work, he tries to show the invisible world in our daily lives. « We are spiritual beings surrounded by invisible forces who lead our life ».
Luca Curci – How important is the editing process in your work? How’s yours?
Sacha Federovsky – What interests me is that artistic creation is the final result. I use all means to create the images and the universe that I want. I am not a purist photographer who thinks that a successful artistic photograph is an intact photograph without retouches or editing. I am completely free to do whatever I want in the retouching of my photos.
LC – When did you realize that photography could also be a life lens?
SF – I have always considered my photography activity and photography as an integral part of my daily life. Photography is a reflection of life, a unique way of seeing life for each person. As we said in my anthropology courses, art objectifies the inside out. We are artistic animals. What is interesting about art is what it tells us about humans and their lives. Art is the life of humans. That is why art by artificial intelligence is not art, it is just graphic design.
LC – What are the three hashtags essential to define your poetics that you could not give up?
SF – #surreal #mysticphotography #landart
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
SF – I find my inspiration in my travels around the world, in the experimental music I listen to, but also in the observation of the small details of everyday life and in my love relationships too; Inspiration is how you see your world.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
SF – There is no difficult part in the creation of my photos, except maybe the desire to travel all the time.
LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the exhibition or as a part of preexisting works?
SF – This is an artistic work that I started a few years ago and that I am still working on. It has been shown in various exhibitions around the world.
LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the exhibition?
SF – Landscapes are constantly evolving. Geographical landscapes, mental landscapes, or artistic landscapes. Everything changes all the time. Impermanence.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
SF – You seem well-organized and your business seems well-thought-out. The exhibition venues seem relevant. This is only my first experience with you, so I can’t say much.