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Born in Moscow, I am a Brisbane-based artist. I am a curator and an art historian, and I began painting to gain better understanding of the art I was writing about. Then I got addicted. I’ve been painting for a few years now, and I tend to gravitate to acrylics and watercolours.

I use my art to express myself. My aim is to show the world from a different perspective, to show something that wasn’t there before, or something that did not even occur to me or my viewers. My acrylics mostly focus on abstract expressionism. They are an expression of colour, mood and personal journey. And I use my watercolour painting as a way of zooming into something that I find truly beautiful – and I hope that my viewers will respond to it too. I enjoy experimenting with this focus – sometimes I ‘test’ the viewers by drawing the focus into something unusual or unrealistic. This way I challenge my perception of the world, and hopefully stretch the boundaries of perception of my viewers. I do have my favourite subjects/colours, but that does not stop me from exploring new possibilities on paper or on canvas.

I have different creative processes for different mediums. With my abstract expressionism with acrylics I like to start with colour and explore the shapes as they are laid onto the canvas through the colours on it. With watercolour I like to design a composition and then bring out the ’dance’ through colour. My inspiration comes from the textures of the world around me: the rugged walls, the close up of a flower petal, the texture of the clouds at dusk... I love traditional artists and I love the contemporary freedom of artistic expression. I hope to move the audiences with my art, and to touch something intrinsically human inside them.

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Education

Bachelor of Arts
Postgraduate Diploma in Art History

Exhibitions

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2018 The Artbox Project New York 1.0
2017 The Artbox Project Basel 1.0
2017 Landscape exhibition at Royal Art Society of Queensland (RASQ)
2016 Belle Arte Prize exhibition

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Currently putting together a solo exhibition

Influences

I love colour, and freedom that art can bring. I have been a dancer for many years and I think movement is something I am attracted to in art as well. I have always loved Old Masters, like Rembrandt, Jan Van Eyck, and Diego Velazquez, but in my own work I am more attracted to the oeuvre of modern artists like Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Kandinsky.

I have also been influenced by the art philosophy and approaches of Donald James Waters and John Lovett.

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