Interview with Kvetka Bobáková
Tell us a little bit about you; who are you, how old are you…
Hello my name is Kveta Bobakova, I am nearly 20 years old and I like nice things. I adore sensitive men and red rouge. I am grateful for every day and I am very confident within myself. I love to entertain people and I am happy when they entertain me.
What art work is your favourite and why?
Tough question. I probably still do not have a favourite piece of art or artist. I have many favourite movies, works, songs and photographs, which have my admiration but I haven’t got a specific one. I also I love tattoos.
What have you been working on recently?
For the last few months I have been concentrating solely on work for uni interviews. I focused all my work on people with different sexual orientation and their worlds. At the moment I am mostly focused on gay and transexual people, and combining nudity with elements of nature.
What do you want to achieve in your artistic life?
I would like to hang my work everywhere..I don’t want to be rich, I would like to be admired, to be beautiful forever and healthy. I don’t want to do art just to help pay bills, I want to enjoy my art.
How would you describe your style?
I don’t know how to describe my style. It depends on various factors, it is always different.
What are the most important influences that have moved you as an artist?
Music and the transiency of a unique moment.
What are you trying to communicate with your art?
My pictures always arise when I need to say something, to inform an audience. I don’t do it straight away, rather I use photographs to do this for me. With the benefit of hindsight I look at them and criticize.
What does “being creative” mean to you?
Playing music is where it all begins.
What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
I usually ignore criticism, I have been told take it to heart and consider what has been said in a constructive way.
Do you have any exhibits to promote in the near future?
In the near future I will exhibit my photographs in Wien. For a long time I have been thinking about setting up an exhibition on my birthday in a local club where I grew up, I hope my wishes will come true.
Many artists struggle to find ways to sell their art. How do you sell your work? How do you market yourself?
I created a Facebook page for my work and my interests. People have started to contact me about: shooting photography at their weddings; parties; promo pictures for bands and producing portraits. As a student I am happy with doing this, I don’t need more.
What advice would you like to tell to our art readers?
Follow your dreams and goals despite all the barriers and to never give up. Be open to learn new things, to think optimistically and to believe in karma.