Sheepshead interview

Sheepshead Review, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay's journal of the arts, interviews Dmitry Borshch:

What jobs have you done other than being an artist?

I was a student -- at universities, never art schools -- then became a self-taught printmaker, draughtsman, sculptor.  No other jobs.

What work do you most enjoy doing?

First marks, which establish the structure of the image, are thrilling!  And last ones; they give relative completeness to that image.  It will never be complete, but may become acceptably so to warrant exhibition.

Name three artists you’d like to be compared to.

I admire certain drawing of Michelangelo, Dürer, and Leonardo, but no contemporary artist should be compared to them.  Among contemporaries, I find Semyon Faibisovich, Boris Mikhailov, Chuck Close admirable.  Not being a photographer or photorealist, I doubt anyone would compare me to them.  It would be pleasing if someone did.

What’s your favorite art work?

No favorites.  I return to many works for reasons that continually change.