27.12.17

LEANDRO CASTRO INTERVIEW: VERA KOCHUBEY

Vera Kochubey | © Christopher Puttins.


PROFILE
Name: Vera Kochubey
Born: 06.11.1986
Occupation: Visual artist
Place: Berlin, Germany
Web: www.verakochubey.com 


Who is Vera Kochubey after all?


She is a painter. a witch. a mother. a man. a woman. performance artist. in this order.


Style is...


Individual story telling.


What is the focus of your work?


Myself.


How personal are your works?


Very personal, its all about me…When i try to talk about anything else it seems like i am lying.


  Artwork by Vera Kochubey


Do you collect art yourself?


Yes sometimes.


Where do you do all your creative work?


In my studio in berlin and sometimes at home.


Are you an easy person to live with?


Definitely not. don't even try (laughs)..
.


Artwork by Vera Kochubey.


What makes you angry?


Ignorance and violence, also - lack of self confidence.


What makes you happy?


Art and creative process. Also i am happy when someone byes my art or says something like: Oh my god your art is incredible!


What is your favorite time of year? Why?


Since i am leaving in berlin its only one time of the year, i love it. its just semi warm grey…its very much designed to leave you alone with yourself.


Vera Kochubey | © Christopher Puttins.


Describe your personal style in three words.


Dark. Avantgarde. Androgynous.


What book are you reading by now?


"Walk Through Walls: A Memoir" by Marina Abramović. Have been really impressed by this book.


Can you name an artist you admire?


Keith Haring, Tracey Emin, Retna.


Artwork by Vera Kochubey.


What do you think about art?


Art is my religion.


Your recent songs you're listening at the moment?


Silence.


What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?


Narcissism.


Artwork by Vera Kochubey.


Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


I always say: Amazing!


What can we expect from Vera Kochubey in the future?


Everything.

Vera Kochubey - "Performance".


Thank you very much, Vera Kochubey! 

 Leandro Castro