I was born in 1989 in Siberia and grew up in Germany. After 13 years at the School of Music and Art I decided to follow my artistic path autonomously alongside studying philosophy in Berlin, London and Amsterdam. For my line drawings I was awarded the Luxembourg Art Prize of 2015 and the 1st prize of It’s Liquid International Contest 4th Edition. Since then I participated in exhibitions around the world such as the Luxembourg, Venice, Berlin and Columbia.
About my art:
Abstraction is always some form of liberation. To create an abstract piece of art can mean to create a piece of art that is free from representing something figurative like a landscape or a human body. Instead, colours and shapes can be used to represent abstract ideas such as the artist's emotional inner state. To achieve a higher form of abstraction one has to create something that does not represent anything other than itself. How is that possible?
One option is to create only the most fundamental visual structures, like the line. Lines are among the most intuitive means to perceive and understand our environment. They are a fundamental component of everything that we see and we depend on them to represent what we see. In order to see a line, however, we depend on nothing but the line itself. The line is so fundamental that it is constructed by nothing other than itself. In this sense, the line is like an independent, living creature.
My drawings have no other purpose than to present lines as independent creatures that move by themselves. Yet, they cannot escape representing more than themselves. On one level, they embody formal aspects of images such as vertical or horizontal orientations, abundance, emptiness, brightness, darkness, lightness, gravity or swiftness. On a metaphorical level, they remind us of motifs and structures of nature: grass, flocks of birds, flowers, hair or the universe.
Nature itself is not created by humans and therefore does not represent any ideas. The fact that my lines resemble structures in nature therefore corresponds to the overall intention that my lines are independent creatures.