Putnam County Mural Project
Artist Q&A with Alexander Isakov
Alexander Isakov grew up in Germany, where he was born to Ukrainian parents. The artist's continual reflection on his roots and heritage laid the foundation for his later style.
While studying Light Design at HAWK Hildesheim, Isakov’s interest in abstract, visual art led to an interest in architecture and ornamentation. This turned into the main inspiration for his career as an independent artist.
His murals can be found around the world, and soon, on the Banner-Graphic building in Greencastle.
Q: Why did you want to create a mural in Putnam County?
A: I have never been to Indiana and am pretty excited about it. Usually Europeans go to common cities like New York or Los Angeles.
Q: What excites you about the specific location of your mural?
A: I fell in love with the wall (the size, all the corners, no windows).
Q: How do you hope people will engage with your art?
A: For an abstract painter, it’s always a bit more complicated than for an artist who is painting realistic. I hope people will take some time to try to understand or to feel it.
Q: How did you get into mural creation? How long have you been doing it?
A: I started 8 years ago with no intention other than just for fun. I’m still learning a lot and hope this will never stop.
Q: What inspires your art?
A: Architecture from all around the world and historical eras. ‘Ornamentic’ which I’m self- inventing, which is based on old historical items but has nothing to do anymore with it.
Q: What's your next project?
A: I go straight to Georgia and after that to Nepal.