Ilia Nikolaev (15.01.1969 - still alive!) When I paint, I always feel the urge and desire to be free! I try to stay away from any known standards - perhaps that is also part of the reason why I almost newer finally and categorically name my works. Most of the titles I use for my paintings are just working titles. To put a painting in a frame is enough - all other framing is needless, it prevents the freedom of individual interpretation. Visual arts in itself is a unique way of communicating that is not ruled by time and space. More often than not the dialogue in this communication medium is silent but that doesn't make it any less complete and interesting. When exhibiting my works I try not only to cater to your possible aesthetic needs but also to somewhat provoke you and invoke interesting feelings and thoughts. Do not forget that the plethora of feelings, fantasies and imagination you have is genuinely rich in colors and nuances! Let them free and let us tell the fairy tale together!