The Artist Inspiring Us To Do What We Love: Sergey Gordienko
by MIKE TEWEL
If you’re feeling like you’re stuck in a career rut, Sergey Gordienko is the guy to talk to. Having a strong affinity for art from such a young age, Sergey knew what he wanted to do. He wanted to change the world. Through his art, Sergey has inspired people all around him to push themselves creatively and reach their ultimate goals. I had the pleasure of sitting down with him to pick apart his brain and see what motivates him day after day.
What’s your first memory of wanting to paint?
Who are some artists that really inspire you?
It’s an interesting question, Mike. I believe that every one of us is an artist, some of us practice it full time, others just do it as a hobby during their free time. Art is not only painting and sculpture, some artists express their creativity as fashion designers, video creators, musicians, dancers and many other ways of creative expression, even business and software development is an art.
In a different lifetime I have been inspired by many different artists, some of them inspired me for a moment while others have stayed with me forever. Some were completely unknown, not only to the world but event to themselves, they didn’t believe in themselves enough to call themselves artists, but among the more known artists I have been inspired by Warhol, Basquiat, Malevich, Kandinsky, S. Fairey., Dali, LaChapelle, Sagmeister, Van Gogh and of course Maria Tokareva “Miss Frais”.
What has been the most challenging moment in your career?
Tell me about your proudest moment?
What is your biggest challenge?
Give me one lesson you learned from a mistake you made.
What do you love most about what you do?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
When you love yourself, accept yourself, enjoy and appreciate every moment of your life. Sharing your love with others without any expectation of it returning. When you see your soulmate at the same frequency and you both exchanging this happiness. For some people it might sounds weird and it’s ok. A few years ago I’d think the same and would’ve answered differently.