Based in United Kingdom
I work exclusively with oil paints, which I feel have a unique ability to simulate volumetric texture through brushstrokes and glazing, thus increasing their optical properties. As painting technique, I draw inspiration from classic ‘Italian method’ and the Modernist tradition. Clean, deep colours help me to more accurately and succinctly express my thoughts, they do not disrupt the harmony of the painting, even if contrasting colours are side by side.
My artistic career began 40 years ago, when I studied fine arts and classic Masters in Russia. Since then, I have been exhibited in over 100 exhibitions throughout Europe and USA. A few of them: London Art Biennale (2017) , Museum of Russian Art, New Jersey, USA (2016), Ice House at Holland Park, Kensington, London UK (2016), Zari Gallery, London, UK (2016), Artrooms2015, London, UK (2015), Artifact Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2014), “Heraldry of the Light”, Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania (2012), “Figure Variations”, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2010), “Shadow Songs of Forgotten Ancestors”, Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania (2010), “Double Vision”, selected artists, InterArt Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2009).
My paintings are not just a play of colours and lines – this is my conversation with you, with you all together and with each one individually. It’s not just a canvas, these are my feelings, my thoughts, and my revelations. "How to express myself?" is the Artist’s eternal question – and the answer is different for each and everybody: to open your heart or to hide it?
Artist’s Pain and Bliss is to live, create and be heard.