Each month, we feature an artist who caught our attention. They could be in theatre, film, music or visual art. The point is we think they’re kick ass and you should know who they are. This month’s artist is Ksenya von Shlezinger.
Ksenya von Shlezinger is a professional art photographer. Originally from Russia, she recently immigrated to Canada, and says she continues to thrive in her art through the natural beauty so readily available in new home country. Ksenya draws her artistic inspiration from capturing the “haunting beauty” of nature, and the vulnerability of the human soul. Her main theme of expression in art is to uncover how these two elements of the universe are always connected.
6 things you can’t live without:
David Bowie, my camera, music, wine and cheese, local coffee shops, travelling.
What’s the best show that you’ve seen recently?
I do like Cirque du soleil, and their last show I’ve seen Luzia. I’m looking forward to see more from them.
What are your plans for the rest of 2017?
I’m planning to open my photography studio, rebuild my fashion portfolio and organize a solo exhibition.
Most memorable moment in your career thus far?
The most memorable moment in my career was the great collaboration with my friends when I created the True Detective collection.
What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?
I would have filmed short movies.
What advice do you have for people who want to get where you are?
My suggestion is to do what you want, do not listen to anyone, inspire yourself with the simple beauty of life, keep on dreaming and work hard to achieve the best results.