I am a watercolour and graphics artist. Foremost I work in a realistic manner. The centre place of my paintings belong to cityscapes.
My hometown, Saint-Petersburg, is one of the most brilliant cities of the world. Its abundant elegance and cultural heritage were suffusing my artistic way with inspiration.
My full artistic education has started with the School of Arts for Kids and has lasted for 12 years when I graduated as a specialist in Graphics Design.
My sweetest memories refer to the years in the Secondary School of Arts (that is called today the Lyceum of Arts named after Boris Ioganson affiliated to the Russian Arts Academy). It well deserves to be listed among the best schools in the world! Within 3 years in the architectural class we have learned to be responsible, self-consistent and skilled in having a way to study. These skills benefit in life and rewarding career opportunity.
I have been exhibiting since my student times. That was the first time when I have been recognised and received my special award for the project «Live worthful in a rhythm of metropolis». That time I was a 4-year student of the Institute. Nowadays I am a prizer and my name is in the shortlists of many collective exhibitions in and outside Russia.
Along with my on-going artistic activity I collaborate with recognised companies producing art materials listed as: Hahnemühle, Strathmore, Princeton Brush, Alvin.
Being a watercolour and graphics artist I use to work with paper, graphite, black-chalk, ink and watercolours. Watercolours is my unrivalled material. It shows itself unpredictably and detests mis-action. It’s watercolours definitely that saturates paintings with light and breath of life.
Graphics is my greatest passion. Here one’s emotions become clean and colours - useless, while aesthetics of forms revives.
There has been a veritable firestorm of emotions each time I choose the next subject. As it’s crucial to reflect my own impressions - immediate emotions appeared at the certain moment and at the certain place. Triggering this action I oftentimes modify reality.
I am not steady in painting the right shapes but I create an illusion of reality, move structures and joint views. Having used hyperbola I keep the image.
Cityscape - is the first key of my artwork. It is a stream of life with its currents. Cities and metropolises are centres of culture. That is why I find inspiration in travelling. There is a great opportunity to discover many-sidedness of our huge world - meeting new people and different cultures. It opens one’s mind and helps in self-understanding.
My works set in series. Generally they are devoted to different countries. However my favourite graphics series is called «Oblivion».
It tells the story about magnificent ruins, speechless witnesses of human history, which have been keeping memories traced from the Creator’s idea to the moment of crash of last stone