I'm a painter, my name is ILIA TORBIN, I was born in Russia, in Barnaul city, in 1985 year. From my childhood I felt some energy or feeling inside me, which needed to be going out in some way. Subconsciously, all the time I was looking for some instrument, with the help of which I could realize that energy. I started from music, I played acoustic guitar and saxophone. At the very beginning I felt that I'm on the right way. But after sometime I understood that something was stopping me. The problem which I realized that time was that, being a musician, you need some other people to create a finished piece of art, you need a studio to record the music and quite expensive equipment usually. And it disturbed me much every time.
After sometime I introduced with several artists in our city. And I saw that being an artist you don't need all that stuff which musicians need, you can be absolutely free in your artwork. Even just a paper and a pen can be enough to create a finished piece of art. This glamored me much. I started to be interested in fine arts and in 2011 year, began to attend classes of drawing, painting and composition. This is how i started my path as an artist.?
From the beginning I felt much more freedom in my artwork and creativity till nowadays. When I was a musician I really loved jazz music, because of improvisation. And improvisation is what I'm looking for in art in general.
Improvisation for me is a pure 100% freedom, where you can do anything you feel, not relying ...