Serguei (Serge) Borodouline was born in Russia in 1957 and graduated from the Siberian Art School and holds a Ph.D. in Engineering/Physics. He immigrated to Canada in 1998 where he has resided since in Ottawa. He is presently a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Borodouline’s work is held in private collections in Canada, the USA, Russia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, and the UAE.
From the interview to “C de L’ART” Magazine n°21 – France/ Paris :
« I have two passions: painting and music. All of my works have been created in tandem with sound. »
Serguei Borodouline is an experienced Russian artist based in Canada whose paintings have been featured in national exhibitions. Working in oil and acrylic on canvas, he does not limit himself to one artistic genre and paints everything from surrealist landscapes to fantastical portraits. His work is characterized by a blue and purple color palette and each painting is full of imaginative possibilities.”
Interview with Serguei Borodouline
Q. What are you thinking about these days?
A. I think that we are on the threshold of global world events
How do you introduce yourself?
My artworks do it for me : )
What do you tell people when they ask about the ideas in your work?
My work should speak for itself.
Can you tell us about this latest series?
The latest series change each other quickly.
How does music play into your work?
I have two passions: painting and music. All of my works have been created in tandem with sound.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
What’s your background?
Engineering Physicist Ph.D. + Siberian Art School.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
What is the best advice you don’t follow (for good reason)?
What is one thing they tried to teach you in school that you knew immediately was wrong?
History: it is plenty of fantasy.
Who is the one person, dead or alive, that you would like to have dinner with and why?
Where is your favorite place?
Who are your biggest influences?
Zdzislaw Beksinski, Regarding painting, I take of my hat off to Dali, Beksinski, Kramskoy, Savrasov, Klimt, and many more.
Which current art world trends are you following?
For their own
What can’t you live without?
Music and Painting
What is your dream project?
What’s your favorite artwork?
Luis Ricardo Falero “Witches going to their Sabbath”
What is currently on your playlist?
So many, and depending on the moment: Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Verdi, Bach, Schnittke, Penderecki, Ketil Bjornstad, Nick Cave, Robin Guthrie, Harold Budd, Brian Eno, King Crimson, Vangelis, etc. And still in favor Yes, Genesis, Miles Davis, Tord Gustavsen, Pat Metheny, Bryan Ferry, and more.
What gives you life?
What is your superpower?
What do most people believe that you do not?
For me, Faith and Religion are absolute opposites.
What imaginary place would you love to visit?
Out of Earth
What is your favorite thing in the world, and why?
Dreams. For me, this is the greatest mystery, like Music and Water.