LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
I was born in Vladivostok, Russia and raised in poor district. When I was 12 years old, I went to Art school. After 2 years I started to paint graffiti, and i needed to free some time for it, so i skip the lessons in art school really often. Sometimes I didn't have money to buy any materials for painting, and me with my friends were stealing sprays. The older guys were teaching me graffiti and my first worthy lessons of composition and colours i got from them, not in the art school.
After that I've been studing architecture at the University for 2 years, but i didn't graduate. Then I moved to St. Petersburg, there I've met many classic and street art artists, which are give me a lot of new information.
In 2015 I returned to Vladivostok. There i made the paintings on the walls of the main hall in the biggest oceanarium in Eurasia.
In 2016 I moved to Shanghai. My first visit to China was in 2013 to Harbin. I was attracted by atmosphere, people and culture of China and whole Asia. After that trip I was deeply studing cultures of China and Japan, compared with european culture a lot. In Shanghai I immediately hit the fashion and luxary world, but I looked at it with my point of view, because i knew the other side of the life, the poor side. That thing reflected on my style and approach to the drawing so much. The experience with absolutely different sides of the life and different cultures really inspires me and gives me a lot of new ideas.
I often use the mix of spray painting, brushes and markes at my works. Combine elements of street art and classic painting.
Through my art I show the feelings and worries, which happen deep inside of soul and nobody tell about it and often afraid to accept it. I'm trying to make people look inside and see themselves from different unexplored side and think about their path and life.
Also, the part of my works dedicated to compare traditional west and asian values and the way all that mix in today's world. I'd say that i mix traditional, street art and conteporary abstract approach to fine art.
I have been taking part in various festivals and collaborating with name brands since 2013. I worked with companies, such as Dickies, Levi’s, Polaroid, etc. My works was shown at various art events in Russia, China, and France.
WHO I AM
I doing graffiti and painting since 2008. Now living in Shanghai, China for over 4 years.
CONTACT THE ARTIST