What do you think an art form has to possess in order to be influencial?
Georgi Panchev: Honesty. And the ability to tell you something, hopefully funny. To tell you a tale that brings magic, dream and a little bit of truth. Every valuable piece of art has the words ‘All right, what if…’ that’s how icons are born and the inspiration of the audience is awakened.
SMYAH: Soul. And the right intentions. When you create something, it has to come from within you. The moment you plague your thoughts with hesitation is the moment you lose it and then you have to find the way back to that place again. An artist has to be all right with starting from scratch every time. There is no ladder. Or rather, once you climb it, you have to come down and start all over. You have to be all right with the process of new discoveries and express it in your art. Otherwise you get bored or simply you stop progressing. There are no shortcuts.