ARTIST STATEMENT

I received my artistic education in the Russian Federation , first in Siberia, then in St. Petersburg on the basis of classic academic principles and also devoted my time to artistic research and experiments.

Free art began first when I got to know artists from different movements Abstract art, Abstract Expressionism, Constructivism, Conceptualism, Minimalism. Later, I supplied my work and projects with more individual elements. Since  time I started paying attention to the details in my work, thus, detail is a key element towards the achievement of the wholeness of the project. Nuances play huge role.

Working now, I take into account the principles of academic drawing and classic painting school, at the same time I try to develop my individual art. For this, I periodically copy other authors (ceramic artists from Italy, China, Germany 15 – 17 century, Russian Avant-garde 20 century) to try to understand basic principles of composition order in graphics and sculpture and to study color approaches in different artistic works in different epochs.

During foreign trips I visited museums of modern and classic art, ceramic and porcelain manufactories, such as ARABIA (Finland); different educational institutions (AALTO, Helsinki). This was a unique opportunity to see the manufacturing process itself, artistic research of experienced or beginning artists. I am trying to maintain and support (cultural) communication with students and graduates of various domestic and foreign universities such as: St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design, Ural State University of Architecture and Art Khanty-Mansiysk Institute of Design and Applied Arts, Royal College of Art in London, Parsons: Fashion, Art and Design School in New York.

Sometimes I include modern elements from different modern authors’ works into my artistic projects, which allow me to follow the development and tendencies in modern art. That’s how I was inspired by British sculptor Richard Deacon, Anish Kapoor. And I am studying the art approach of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

In my works, whether paintings, graphics, ceramics, sculpture or photography, I avoid straight story telling. In my opinion, ceramic is the material which brings huge opportunities for an artists. Its roots go down to many different cultures . Art education in the field of ceramics, is intended to introduce students to the history of ceramics, to various approaches of the shaping and decoration of art objects; that allows to accumulate and apply experiences from previous generations and the free interpreting of ideas. In painting, color and form captures me. I aspire to display the mood and characteristics of objects at the level of emotional perception. I'm interested in both traditional and unorthodox (progressive) ideas. Now I am in the so called artistic research, trying different approaches for various artistic problems. I use gouache acrylic, tempera; often combine them to achieve better expressiveness. Besides brushes I use fascia, cloth, stencil. Mostly on Paper.

Some of my works are permeated with the aesthetics of Russian and German constructivism, Finnish and North American modernism by admiring simple forms, others are devoid of this foundation and their structure is based on the experience of artists influencing the development of painting such as Jackson Pollock, Joan Miro-i-Ferrat, Basquiat Jean -Michel, Willem de Kooning. Usually, I leave a opportunity for the viewer to accomplish and develop my idea.

 

I use a concept of onedimensionalism that was developed by a cultural critique,

Herbert Marcuse (1964). One dimensional man . London, UK: Routledge.

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BASED IN SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

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