About Ruslan Khasanov
Ruslan Khasanov (1987), is a visual artist from Yekaterinburg, Russia. His work is driven by the motto “Beauty is everywhere,” which Ruslan expresses in digital photographs, music videos, typography, and illustrations.
Working Attitude and Creative Views
At the heart of Ruslan’s work is the desire to show the synergy between art, science, and design, to enhance the fact that these disciplines are not separated by academism but can be organized in work with mutual reinforcement.
The ability to express strong emotions through visual art, experimentation and improvisation plays a central role in his creative process.
Khasanov keeps to himself, rarely attending social events or public lectures. He says he’s happiest when working from home, where he wanders around, talking through his ideas out loud. Notes, sketches, papers, and books are scattered everywhere. “Movement helps me concentrate,” he explains. “That’s the working method which helps me feel comfortable and confident, so I don’t even think about going to communal workspaces.”
Khasanov is the stereotype of the reclusive artist, who prefers to sit in his studio, and likes to work in isolation. This preference for solitude is not helped because he works with clients in different time zones. Work and communication with clients mainly take place at night, he says. His most artistic designs inspire when he hits a creative brick wall with one of his commissions.
“To refresh my mind, I start doing my projects.”
Despite liking impermanence, his ambition is to find success in a much more fixed medium by emulating a particular design hero of his. “Sometimes, when sitting in front of the screen, I think of William Morris,” he says. “I’d love to see some of my works as wallpaper one day. Only if the results are as outstanding as his, of course.”
To view more of his work, go here.