Most of my drawings come from experiences I’ve had. A lot of it is pain. I was born with cerebral palsy and my arms and legs were mostly paralyzed, so that communication with the outside world was severely limited. Also, my left eye is almost totally blind, which has a huge affect on my art. Those experiences come out with my art. I always drew. It is how I express myself. Perhaps it was that kind of therapy. The first pictures that I made were probably something like a red spot with a pencil. I always note what was happening inside of me and tried even then to put all my emotions into it.
JS: Have the issues gotten better with time? I remember hearing you were getting corrective surgeries
SK: Yes of course it was like a miracle and my problems are not as severe, but that does not mean that I am completely healthy. I had 2 operations on my feet which were deformed because they were stuck in the same position without movement and so there was a severe danger of bone fractures. I still have problems with the left side of my body.
JS: Do you feel that your style has evolved more since you gained back mobility in your hands?
SK: Yes very much.
JS: Health care in Ukraine is not the best either from what I hear.
SK: It’s not a hospital in the normal sense. It is more like a psycho/house of horror/hollywood film =).
JS: Well it’s good you still have your sense of humor!
SK: Well it saved me, but it’s very dark.
JS: What are your plans for the future with regards to your style. Are you considering other themes? or other mediums?
SK: I think that I feel most comfortable as a draftsman. Left eye is so blurry it’s almost completely blind. My right eye is better but is still not well. The red color I use is no accident. I only see high-contrast colors when I draw.