7×8 | 2020 | Series 3 | Egor Zigura

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Egor Zigura Ukraine – Colossus that Rebelled


What’s your favourite aspect of being an artist?

My favourite aspect of being an artist is presenting my works in my native country and abroad.

Do you have a favourite material you like to work with?

I mostly work with bronze.

Would you rather share an Uber with Barbara Hepworth or Cornelia Parker or Antony Gormley?

I would love to share a ride with Barbara Hepworth.

If you could meet any artist (from the past or present) who would it be?

With Henry Moore circa his first meeting with Peggy Guggenheim, when he brought her his works in a simple bag.

What are you most excited for about SWELL?

I’m always excited to see the works of other artists, and to discover more about contemporary art in another country.

Are you most productive on a beautiful sunny day or rainy gloomy day?

I love sunny days because they bring me joy.

What tool could you not live without?

Without tactile experiences, getting a feel of the material with my hands.

What did you love the most about creating your artworks?

Creating a new product, expressing creativity, producing something unique.

Is there a theme or trend in the messaging of your artworks?

In my works, I explore the influence of the Classical Antiquity on the contemporary world.

How many SWELL Sculpture Festivals have you been too?

I’m preparing for my SWELL debut.

What drew you to applying for SWELL?

I like the concept behind your festival, and its location. Ever since I visited Australia last year, I’ve been in love with this country.

Was the location of SWELL a contributing factor towards the inspiration of your piece?

I would like to see my work in a concrete location, namely, next to the Elephant Rock on Currumbin Beach.

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