Interview: Halil Salčin

Halil Salčin

Name: Halil Salčin

Where do you live: I live in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Known for: My paintings.

Currently working on:
I’ve recently created a Facebook page with my work at “H.Salcin Painter Artist”.

When did you realize that you were going to work with this:
I realized that just prior to enrollment. There wasn’t much that interested me, and I’ve always loved drawing.

If you could choose one place only to live, where would that be and why?
Some coastal city – because I love the climate and light typical of such cities.

How would you describe your design/work:
My painting design is intuitive, fresh, colorful.

How and when did you start to work with this in a serious manner?
About 15 years ago, sometime between 2000 and 2003.

What do you do at the moment?
Currently, I work on a portrait project.

A recommendation for those who think about starting and running a creative business?
You must be original in what you do and of course love to do it.

Tell us how it all started.
It probably started in my childhood I guess, as an unconscious game – which for some reason you like very much.

What is the most important thing in a workplace/studio for you?
Music and coffee.

What is your favorite film?
There are plenty of good movies, it’s hard to pick only one favorite. I really love comedies.

Who would you like to invite for a dinner and why?
A dear person, because I feel great in their company.

How do you like to spoil yourself?
With traveling to some exotic place.

What is luxury for you?
Luxury I would define as something up to which I cannot easily reach, and which is difficult to keep. For example: the feeling of friendship and deep intimacy, the feeling that you’re not alone.

What is the nicest compliment you’ve received for your design/work, and from whom?
I’ve received so many, each is beautiful in its own way.

What do you fear most?
Death of loved ones and separation.

What is a happy life to you?
Being healthy, surrounded by loved ones, to be able to do what I want for a living and to make enough money on it for having a normal life.

What does a regular day look like for you?
It starts with a cup of coffee in the morning, then breakfast, then some painting, spending some time with friends, maybe go for a walk and so on….

Tell us about your dream project.
I have still to figure that one out.

Who is your favorite designer?
There are so many: painters, artists, musicians.

How would you describe your style?
Perhaps postmodern dream, in which a combination of fairytales and cruelty both find their aesthetic place.

Which is the one thing you can’t live without?
It would be hard living without paintings and brushes. Materialistically speaking – that’s not important at all …

What inspires you?
So many things inspire me: the morning, the nights, sunset, the sea, life in general.

A book that has changed/made the most impression in your life?
Saint-Exupéry: The Little Prince

Connect with Halil on Facebook here & here
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