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AS IS | Odonchimeg Davaadorj


From Mongolia

Based in Paris

We interviewed magnificent Odonchimeg about her art journey, nature of the inspiration, ways to experience art, and many more

Bardo (Drawing installation), @backslash gallery

A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?

O: I was born and grow up in Mongolia in a small village, and moved to Europe at 17 years old. Before my fine art study, I studied and worked in many different fields, and accidentally by chance my passion bring back to my core, its art, and creation,

A: What inspires you the most?

O: Human stories, nature, animals

A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?

O: Before starting my works I like to wear my perfume and wash my face again, and I do a braid for my hair, kind of refreshing myself anytime I want to create

and perfume makes me feel very energetic and fresh to work and have a good idea.

A: What would you recommend to someone new to art (an artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?

O: Think twice! Cause art is not just a hobby when art is true, it becomes your blood, your breath, your ID, the real artist is for life, not for some years or reason fame or money whatever.

A: Your top 3 adjectives related to art?

O: Human, nature, links between all types of being alive.

Portrait by @la.bleue

A: The best angle to look at art is from ..?

O: With your brain and mind, not through others' eyes or other's tastes.

A: The Perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is: ..?

O: Did you see some good exhibitions recently?

A: Must-read books to talk about art (or do we even need them)?

O: Many - many, maybe: The letters to a young poet by Rilke

A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?

O: Not believing famous artists were only good ones

A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art)

O: There is nothing that is permanent except change.


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