Illustrator of the month : Olga Varova
Do you remember the first picture (illustration) you’ve ever taken (made)? What was it? Would you mind sharing it with us ?
Olga Varova : Yes, it was my first book called : DAYDREAM. Portraits of friends I collected from 2010-2016.
I’ve met so many people . That’s how I started photographing portraits of people I’ve met, I’ve lost and I admired . I’ve been living in their world , now I wanted them to live in mine. Ive been searching for a sources , the way I wanted to reflect it. Through so many years I collected portraits and made a book called DAYDREAM.
Does music inspire your work?
O.V : Oh yes ! MUSIC MADE A BIG INFLUENCE ON ME.
Since im a little . At the age of 10 I finished Ballet school ( Omsk Siberian Musical Theatre ) . My father is a painter , he loves music too and my cousin is a musician . So I was growing up with the best rock n roll bands in the house 🙂
And now …. I connect myself with the music . If I hear it -I see it . IT’S VERY DREAMY .
If your art was a song, what would it be? Why?
O.V : Hahahah ! A song ?? Hmm , let me see….
By Angelo Badalamenti, I’ve got ‘a real indication’ of a laugh comin on, I think David wrote the lyrics .)) I think this one is very me )
That old wind
is howling like a cold steel train
Girl has left me
Not comin’ back again
Got rusted bullet holes in the Dodge
And a heartburn like a solar flare
The grass by the house is dry, man
Cool , right ?
Thought Gang (David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti) - Woodcutters From Fiery Ships
If you could shoot/draw one artist for its album cover, who would it be? Why?
O.V : An artist…. Musician … definitely will be Delia Derbyshire ! I would love to have a shot of gin with her. And watch her magic doing at her studio . Cutting manually frequences and turning it into a masterpiece.
It’s really difficult to chose only one , really . I love so many .
Have you heard Lynch playing at his studio ? He is working with Badalamenti . I Think Badalamenti is a masterpiece . Mstislav Rostropovitch ! I can’t really chose one . I haven’t began yet with modern electronic music 🙂
Is there a song on Kitsuné Musique you think would have been great for you to depict?
O.V : I love Future Generations music . I think they are cool and funky.
Now that you have linked your artworks with music, what other art would you like to explore?
O.V : FILMMAKING . But I’m almost 40. Fassbinder at my age already shoot 50 pictures, so…But who knows , right ?
Is there an artist that Kitsuné Musique has collaborated with in the past, you would like to work with?
O.V : Yes !! TOILET PAPER GUYS ARE FUN.
In the artwork you provided during for the collaboration with Kitsuné Musique, is there one which is very special for, which has a special story? Would you mind sharing it with us ?
O.V : On a collage , PAINTING THE WALLS , with the lady with red lips – you can see drops of my coffee.