I have decided to take on a somewhat different approach to this project.
I am not known to paint specific people in my works but this time with a given theme,
it seemed to me, that self-portrait is the best way to go. At the time I worked on a project
with fluorescent paint and blacklight. That setting helped me to set up a portrait for a future painting.
Being in Kazan city, a place of my distant heritage I knew I had to incorporate local visual elements.