Figurative art, group portraits, multi-figure compositions together with the genre of paraphrase comprise the sphere of my artistic interests. Often manifold enlargement and large formatting of my paintings allow bringing out in even the smallest object some quality normally not in character for this particular object, such as monumental-ity and significance. Such mega-scale gives most characters new meaning and a new voluminous “voice”. Creation of a smooth surface for each image, through the special artistic technique where the edge of the palm of hand is used to even the surface of the painting allow me to reach a specially deep graduation of tonalities. Reorganizing, rethinking and re-visioning of the historical events and facts, and searching for parallels between them create the base that I use as a source for my inspiration.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1970. Lives and works in Toronto, Ontario
MFA in Studio Art, The State St. Petersburg Art Institute n.a. I. E.Repin, Russia
Shapiro, Blockbuster Auction of Russian Art, New York, NY, USA, April 17
MacDougall, Friday 15 June 07
The Kress Project Winner, The Georgia Museum of Art, U.S.A.
Kandinsky Prize Long list Nominees, Moscow, Russia
Sobey Art Award Nominee, Canada
The State Award “Innovation”, Nominee, Moscow, Russia
Grant from the Pollok-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY, U.S.A.
“Borderline”, Gisich Gallery, Solo Show, St. Petersburg Russia
“Terracotta”, Aidan Gallery, Solo Show, Moscow, Russia
“Magda&Lena”, Gisich Gallery, Solo Show, St. Petersburg Russia
“Signs”, The State F. Dostoevsky Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
“Highway 787”, The State A. Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
“Meat Factory”, Gallery Pont Neuf (Md. Chirac Association), Paris, France
“Objects”, Vress Municipal Cultural Center, Belgium
Realism. Photorealism. Photo, AG Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
Gallery Moos at The Burroughs Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Long List Nominee, Moscow, Russia
Biennial of Contemporary Russian Graphic, C.A.S.E. Museum, NJ, USA
“The Wonderful Seven”, C.A.S.E. Museum, Jersey City, NJ
“Young Russia”, Grant Gallery, New York, NY, USA
“The children of Perestroika”, Zalman Gallery, New York Gallery Building
MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS:
Colart Collection, Montreal, Canada
Erarta, Museum of Contemporary Art, St-Petersburg, Russia
C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, U.S.A.
The State Benout Museum, Peterhoff, Russia
The State Modest Musorgsky Museum, Russia
Petrozavodsk State Art Gallery, Petrozavodsk, Russia