ARTIST STATEMENT: As a Russian man who worked in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Berlin, Miami, Los Angeles and New York City, I’ve been always fascinated by the forms of Art that involve Social Studies.
Multi-culturalism and diversity mean different things in Russia, Europe and the US and it is for this reason all of my video art, digital art and fine art work has been dedicated to interdisciplinary and interracial studies. Multimedia manipulated art and mixed-media on canvas allow incredible variety of themes and styles, yet staying focused on the main topics of today’s society - fame, ambition, social niche, questionable values coming along with success - or, values coming with specific success rejection and alienation. My works - on canvas or projection screen - are made to start a conversation. In over 15 years of travels I’ve collected impressive library of images, photos, video footage which I utilize in convenient manner to deliver the vision. MFA in Media-Design, I’ve received classical fine art training in St.Petersburg, Russia along with digital savviness achieved in Berlin and stirred in a mix of vivid New York art scene.
2AM 2016 Mixed Media on Canvas 40x30 2am - homoerotic mixed media piece showcasing a usual "bar stripper" - "bar patron" relationship
Amanda Lepore / the Melt 2015 Mixed Media on Canvas 30x24 Mixed media portrait of NYC socialite Amanda Lepore includes melting pink candy under a heavy coat of lacquer.
Honey 2015 Mixed Media on Canvas 30x24 NYC socialite and party host Honey Davenport. mixed media on canvas incorporating gems and feather boa. recycled materials.
Kareem 2015 Mixed Media on Canvas 30x24 NYC nightlife host Kareem McJagger. Mixed media incorporating recycled pompons.
Lady Bunny / the Mess 2015 Mixed Media on Canvas 30x24 NYC legend, Wigstock founder drag queen Lady Bunny. Mixed media with recycled materials and print-outs from the music videos produced by Mikhail Torich for Bunny.
Dollar in my Titty 2015 Mixed Media on Canvas 30x40 NYC nightlife host Peppermint. Recycled materials and can lids.