With honeyed coffee and a smile.
Bach’s cello suites, especially in Rostropovich’s interpretation.
Greek philosophy, Persian literature.
I like discovering South America with someone who’s important to me because that way I can also see the world through their eyes.
I used to like going to restaurants. I wanted to find out about the flavours, but now I prefer to cook and play around with oriental flavours.
Internet. But no news programmes.
I prefer to read books. Sometimes I browse through foreign fine art websites.
I have a battered old shirt. I don’t even know for how long I’ve had it. It used to be white.
What exactly do you mean by fellow artists? For me, the opinion of people close to me is very important.
If you can call my son a work of art, then he is one of my favourites... But as it happens I like the process of creation itself, rather than specific sculptures.
If I could go back in time, I would love to discuss with Socrates the school he created that was based on morality and ethics. But since I can’t, I would have a coffee, or rather wine, a nice red wine, with an underworld figure with a real “honour among thieves” mentality.
It would be difficult to mention anyone from the present. But when I was a child, my uncle, a mime artist, was a great influence.
They should be honest with themselves. Love what they’ve got. Life is a great joy, and the way you live is yours alone.