My son helps me to master a brush.
I perceive painting as a craft that is very far from impulsive paint splattering. I am the kind of person that prefers to thoroughly research, study, and meticulously implement everything, including paint splattering. However, in the process of creating various shapes from light and shadows, I often get lost in time. How does it go so quickly?
I admire the vastness of different combinations of form, light, and colour surrounding us. People are what interests me the most. It is a whole universe of emotions and moods that manifest not only in people’s faces but also in the movements and plasticity of their bodies. Women, men, kids – they all are an incredible source of inspiration! And then the nature around us – sky, mountains, sea – these are all so diverse! And what’s even more interesting – nature can be so good at reflecting our inner world.
Mastering a craft requires getting well-skilled in all the technical aspects. People were searching for the best painting materials in the Stone Age, in the times of Leonardo da Vinci, and they are still searching for them now. In the modern art studio, you can find materials from all painting epochs – from charcoal sticks, clay paints, and sun-dried oil paints to modern synthetic pigments and varnishes. It’s so great that we have the opportunity to take the positive experience tested for centuries and replace bad and even toxic materials with very good and safe modern alternatives.
October 2018. Group exhibition within the Junior Fashion Week. Kyiv International Convention Center PARKOVY (Kyiv, Ukraine).
October 2015. Group exhibition within the contemporary art festival of young artists “Feldman Art Park”. Feldman Ecopark (Kharkiv, Ukraine).
December 2014. Group exhibition “Brightnames” within the international art festival “Talent Energy Fest”. Kyiv Fortress (Kyiv, Ukraine).
October 2013. Group exhibition within the international art-project “Piligrims”. Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (Kyiv, Ukraine).
July 2013. Solo exhibition within the “Lavra plein-air” project. National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical Cultural Preserve (Kyiv, Ukraine).