Ruslan Khasanov (1987), is a visual artist from Yekaterinburg, Russia.
His work is driven by the motto “Beauty is everywhere” which Ruslan express in digital photographs, music videos, typography, and illustrations. At the heart of Ruslan’s work is the desire to show synergy between art, science and design, to enhance the fact that these disciplines are not separate by academism, but can be organized in work with a mutual reinforcement.
The ability to express strong emotions through visual art, experimentation and improvisation playing a central role in his creative process.
Khasanov tends to keep to himself, rarely attending social events or public lectures. He says he’s happiest when he’s 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 sequestered in his studio, prefers to work in isolation. This preference for solitude is not helped by the fact that he works with clients in different time zones. Work and communication with clients mainly take place at night, he says. The inspiration for his most artistic designs comes when he hits a creative brick wall with one of his commissions. “In order to refresh my mind, I start doing my own projects.”
Despite being fascinated by 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 own works as a wallpaper one day. Only if the results are as outstanding as his of course.”
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