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.