Interview with Boris Messerer
from a documentary film “Artist Igor Chetvertkov.”
TV show “Vizavi” in 1993.
I am very pleased that Igor mentioned me as his teacher. We had many
interactions, and I was always attracted to his human and artistic
personality, especially the calmness and persistence with which he
pursued, and achieved, his goal. I felt an immediate connection to
his art. I realized later that my intuitive reaction was appropriate.
Igor’s art changes over time, with its periods and different
cycles, which I find very attractive. Creative research and hard work
stand behind his artwork. I can always recognize his work among other
theater art, easel painting, and graphic art. The opportunity to work
in any genre is a common desire for many artist. It is rare, however,
for a scenographer to branch out this way, as Igor has. But only a
true artist, who follows his own muse and expends a great amount of
effort without hope of a quick success, can rise in the field of art.