LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Was born in Saint-Petersburg and brought up in a n artistic family: my father is a theatre artist and my mother is an actress. My family had been moving a lot until 1987, when we eventually settled in Voronezh. In this city I finished school and graduated from Voronezh Art College and Voronezh State Pedagogical University. After graduating from the University I had been working as a graphic designer, a puppet mechanic and a sculptor in the puppet theatre “Shut” (jester) for 10 years. After leaving the theatre I changed several positions. Now I work as a teacher in “Nomos” college, the design department. In am also one of the creators and teachers of an art-studio “Matitsa”. I have taken part in different regional, All-Russia and personal exhibitions. I have won the first prize in a competition for the design of a plaque devoted to a puppet theatre director V.A.Volkhovsky. The plaque is represented on the front of the theatre in Chelyabinsk.
I currently work on paintings, mainly in portrait and landscape genres. I am engaged in sculpture and puppet creation for theatrical and circus plays. I am especially interested in the genre of portrait: a person’s face is like a reflection of their character, mood, personality and inner world. The main aim of the portrait is to show a leaving character, not simply to show the similarity. As for the inspiration for a landscape creation – it’s a beauty of nature and an old architecture. Generally speaking, absolutely simple things, which we observe every day not paying much attention to, might inspire an artist. I work in a realistic manner. Try not to be complacent: any success is only an impulse for further development and new aims achievement.
WHO I AM
Artist, painter, graphic artist, decorator, master of making puppets, sculptor, teacher.
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