Serge Mozhnevsky - Interview
Whether viewing his twisted sculptures in a gallery or on the grounds of a city, Serge Mozhnevsky mesmerizes audiences with his simple, yet profound, style of art. The purpose of such straightforward works encourages a swirl of endless emotions. "I believe that simple lines, evoked by natural forms, provide the greatest freedom for our emotions and imagination."
Mozhnevsky’s background has been seasoned with experience from different cultures. Born in Russia, he was raised in Ukraine. Here, he attended Uzhhorod National University, graduating with honors in woodcarving in 1982. Before immigrating to Vancouver, Canada, in 2000, he showcased his unique skill in many Ukrainian and international exhibitions.
Inspiration for both large and small pieces in Mozhnevsky’s collection stems from nature, life and emotions. Love drove this acclaimed artist to create “Attraction,” a bronze statue of an elegant curl and bend. He explained his motivation, “My artwork represents my view of life.”
Like his goal of infinite feelings, Mozhnevsky doesn’t limit himself to one source of media. Wood, steel, bronze, aluminum and soap stone have been transformed into his curvature technique for over 20 years. Inside and outside, his work is enjoyed and viewed all over the world.