tempera, on hard board
tempera, on hard board
Slippers in the Grass, or the Last Day of Summer
tempera, on hard board and cardboard
In painting I value color the most. I believe, Malevich’s thesis, which claims that color on the level of emotional influence is equal to sound in music, is absolutely correct. A true work of art carries an informational and emotional charge. And the more clearly the artist expresses his idea, the more the spectators will relate to the image. My artworks are constructed of cardboard planes and then imagery is applied on with tempera paint. Comprised of two-dimensional planes and constructed in 3-D, they utilize a more sculptural approach and resemble objects by which the pieces are titled. In such art-objects, a dynamic playful relationship emerges between three-dimensional volumes and painting. Color takes on a main role in this union. It stirs the viewer, makes him absorb the imagery, and affects the entire interior.
”Candy”. The work in three-dimensional. The candy wrap rises and comes back down. It can be presented in 2 mobile stages: open and closed. Candy is like memory of your childhood, when strong wind and shadows behind the window could scare you, and when candy tasted the sweetest.
”Slippers in the Grass, or the Last Day of Summer.” The work is three-dimensional. It consists of 2 parts. During the last warm days of summer, the shadows falling on the slippers are incredibly contrasting.
”Spring”. The work is three-dimensional. Spring, like a silhouette of a girl wearing red stockings. In place of heart she has a bird’s nest, ribbon bow on her head, and dreamy look in her eyes. The legs of the artwork are constructed like a drawer. There are coins inside the drawer.
Exhibitions and Publicity
2018 Personal Exhibition, Armavir, Russia
2018 Year-long Exhibition at Erarta, St. Petersburg Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia
2017 Published in Internationale Kunst Heute Publication, Munich, Germany
2017 Participant at Artexpo, St. Petersburg, Russia
2013 Personal Exhibition at La Belle Epogue, New York, USA
2013 Participant at Artexpo, New York, USA
2013 Personal Exhibition, Armavir, Russia
2012 Personal Exhibition, Armavir, Russia
2011 Participant and Award Winner of Florence Biennale, Italy
2010 Palm Award Certificate of Excellence, Leipzig, Germany
2009-10 Published in Art in America Annual Guide
2009 Published in ’Who’s Who in Visual Art’, Vol. 2010-2011, Germany
2008 Collective Exhibition, World Fine Art Gallery, New York, USA
2008 Collective Exhibition, Agora Gallery, New York, USA
2004 Collective Exhibition at the Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
2004 Work exhibited at the “Russian Bookstore - Gallery 21”, New York, USA
2003 Personal Exhibition, Armavir, Russia
2001 InterArt Gallery, Group Art Show, New York, USA
1997 Personal Exhibition, Armavir, Russia
1995 Personal Exhibition, Museum of K. Khetagurov, Stavropol, Russia
1993 “Soyuz-14” (UNESCO) Art Show, Stavropol, Russia
1988 Personal Exhibition, Stavropol, Russia
1984 “Youth of Russia” Regional Exhibition, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
1987-present Youth Art School
Drawing, painting, basics of composition, art history
1979-83 Stavropol College of Art, Russia
1975-79 Youth Art School
Born Novermber 22, 1962, Stavropol, Russia
Currently resides in Armavir, Russia
Married, has a son.