Konstantin Steshenko studied animation at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada. His first film "Wind & Tree" won Best Canadian Student Short at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013. Konstantin currently resides in Los Angeles and eats so many cookies that he feels guilty enough to write about it in his bio.
Konstantin Steshenko is one of the artists in the Journey-scapes art exhibition at the Gene Siskel Film Center in conjunction with the FAAIM 21st Annual Asian American Showcase April 1st through 14th, 2016. We asked him a few questions about his work and artistic journey!
What/Who inspires you?
The natural world is unceasingly surprising and if I can impart a small fraction of its wonder I will feel like I have been successful. I am indebted to Ursula K. Le Guin, Haruki Murakami, and Hayao Miyazaki for their work and inspiration.
What are you working on right now?
A webcomic about a guru I met on my travels through South East Asia and the future he foretold.
How would you describe your artistic journey?
I’ve been an artist ever since I can remember and love experimenting in different mediums, from animation and comics to writing and illustration. With every new project I seek to challenge myself with a new style and aesthetic that will best represent the idea I want to see born into the world.