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Bio

1963

I was born in Penza, Russia in a family of engineers. Kindergarten, school, art studio & summer holidays at my grandpa's — quite a usual childhood

 

1981

I used to work as a graphic artist at a plant. But 9 to 5 work wasn’t for me. I didn’t like getting to work by 8 AM and then checking my watch for when the work day would be over

 

1981

I was really into sports, was a Master of Sport of the USSR in rifle shooting

 

1981

Started studying on the graphic-pedagogical faculty at the Penza Art School named after K.A.Savitski

 

1982–1984

Served in the USSR army. I wasn’t the best soldier since I wouldn’t obey orders based on a whim only

 

1984

Got back to studying in the art school

 

1986

Got married, son Ilya was born

 

1987

Graduated from Penza art school, moved to Cherkasy, Ukraine where my wife is from, started working in the Ukraine Art Foundation. I did wood carving, worked with plaster, did mosaics, frescos, and stained glass art. At the same time I took up jewellery & was working with silver for some time

 

1995

Moved to a new apartment on a Dnieper river, got a dog

 

1998

I got back to my painting roots and made a painting of my wife. Then I held my first personal exhibition which was also an anniversary one — “Hudozhnye sriblo” (from Ukrainian - artistic silver)

 

2000

Started to take part in art exhibitions regularly, got more and more into painting and finally made a choice to have it as a primary occupation

 

2003

I became a member of the Ukrainian Designers Foundation as a jewellery designer

 

2004–now

I have been teaching drawing on the design faculty in the Cherkasy State business school

 

2010

I was admitted into the National Foundation of Painters of Ukraine.

I have held 11 personal exhibitions, my paintings are represented in the following museums: Cherkasy Regional Art Museum, Kaniv National T. Shevchenko Museum, Kamyanka State Museum Preserve. Also, my works are stored in private collections in Ukraine, Russian Federation, Europe, USA, and Asia.

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In my paintings, I use brushes, palette knives, spatulas, fingers, palms, cloth & other objects. Sometimes I would even pour paint thinner on a canvas but I still consider myself to be a realist and a conservative person.

I am quite reverent in regard to painting techniques. In my paintings, I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone, as I believe that fine art should be honest, aesthetic, and made by a skilled professional. All those new isms and “I’m an artist, I see this way” are not my kind of thing.