NAME: Ondrej Janu
CURRENT LOCATION: Prague
What’s on your mind right now?
I’m lost in my thoughts.
Where are you right now?
On my sofa.
What makes you feel like working?
Anything that does not make free (which is not my way).
Do you have any inspirational figure that has influenced your work?
Sarah Moon, Henri Matisse, contemporary artists.
What’s the best advice you ever received?
Do what you feel it’s right.
What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
At what point does the life and work intersect?
At many points. Trying to live in my way, do what I like.
What is your biggest achievement?
I have no money to eat.
What do you like the most about the age we live in?
The possibility to travel, lots of options to see works of others. Easy way to show portfolio.
What do you dislike the most about the contemporary culture?
Many people are becoming dull because of the books they read, things they watch on TV. For most of people the goal of living is collecting money.
Recommend a book or a poem that has changed your perspective on life.
Vostry, Vojtechovsky – Obraz a Pribeh
If you could wish for one change in this world what, would it be?
Put the environment on the first place.
What makes you laugh out loud?
A good funny conversation with friends.
What was your New Year’s resolution(s)?
I don’t make them. I am keeping a free mind.
What’s your favorite outfit and why?
I have many. Depends on mood. Lets say Russian Navy shirt.
What’s hot right now?
It must say my wife and also have some good books on the table.
Where’s your favorite place in the world and why?
There is not just one. You can find something interesting everywhere. Let’s say Bali, Italy, Berlin. Still many places to visit.
What’s special about your best friend?
I must to say that my wife is my best friend now. But I am happy to have a few great friends around me. I am grateful to have them as a part of my life. Everyone has something special.
Describe your first kiss:
It was fast.
What is your wish:
I wish that people start thinking in a way of not doing things to others they do not want to be happening to themselves