Read our fun interview & get-to-know session with artist Serguei Zlenko from Helsinki, Finald.

You can see Sergeui's's profile or commission art from him at www.mademay.com/serguei2020.

How would your best friend (or someone close to you) describe you using only 3 adjectives?

Responsible, professional, experienced.

What does a typical day in your life look like?

Breakfast around 9.00, work in studio begins about 10.00. Small tea break 13.30-14.00 then continuing until 17-17.30.

Dinner at 18.00. Sometimes I come to my studio in the evening for 1-2 hours.

Who inspires you?

Members of my family, friends, beautiful weather, interesting information, and my own memories.

What is your favorite quote?

My approach to art evokes a Wittgensteinian philosophical equation which holds that, ultimately, the reality of existence is something which can not be reduced to logic or pure fact or, as Renoir had it," There is something in the painting which cannot be explained, and that something is essential.

What is something you wish you could change about the world?

Decrease in the commmercialization of our civilization.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Musical talents, sport talents, language talents.

As an artist, what made you get into art?

From very young are I knew I wanted to be an artist. I attend professional art school when I was 11 years old. And I studied 13 years art (7 years art school and 6 years Art Academy).

What is your favorite thing about art commissions?

Challenge, because I need to combine wish of the client and my aesthetic vision.

What is your favorite piece of artwork? (from someone living)

One of my favorite artists Vicente Romero Redondo, any art by him.

What is your favorite piece of artwork? (from someone dead)

In the past there area lot of fantastic artist but to select one - maybe something from Anders Zorn.

What do you want people to know about you?

That I am always trying to be better and develop my skills and professional experience.