LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Making your daily living a form of art itself, will help you become a breathing masterpiece. So shall we try to do our best at all times and see the art within everything. My first memory is in my granbmother's house back in Russia, with a red and blue pencil color in the hands connecting it to the power plug. The electric shock I received was so strong, my number one childhood memory is the bleeding hands after this happening. I remember my age being 2, while my mother agrees that this happened but when I was 1. What matters to me the most, is the involvement with color since this young age. Probably im head over heels for anything colorful ever since. This bursts me with so much joy, that I cant simply keep it to myself. An urge to share it with as many people as I can in my entire lifetime along the growth of imagination, is something I focus on. I want to help others see the amazingness in the day to day life and this is why I enjoy being surrounded by kids. They have a much more creative and new vision of the world, with not much limitations yet. Making dreaming part of their childhood.
I was brought by my family to the Dominican Republic a little sooner than my 7th birthday, making this for me a strong cultural impact. Blossoming on of the richest color cultures after Africa: The Caribbean. When I graduated from Punta Cana International School 2014, I started studying Fine Arts and Illustration in the New School of Design's NY (Parsons) affiliated Dominican Art School: Altos de Chavon (Casa de Campo, La Romana DR). My discovery between the things I liked the most was performance and video art because I consider its very moldable to whatever you want to express. My understanding and interest in abstraction is better than any other due to a lot of energy that would require to get out of my body and its not so easy to channel your storm into the finest flowing river, but lifelong things change and practicing finding our center is a journey we all need to take. The thesis I chose was Fabric and Textile Manipulation, creating pieces with Shibori dyes and woven illustrations accompanied by natural objects attached with thread. Since I graduated I have dedicated the time to work with non profit organizations and that has kept the art flow growing in the most needed areas of a third world country. Obviously with all the help from others I can have, as to me interactiveness is very special.
I believe imagination needs to be well developed and not let itself loose through out adult life as it is the one thing that can save us and make the world a better place. Being surrounded by open hearted and open minded people is not something every culture has, so I take its expansion very seriously.
WHO I AM
Russian graduate Fine Artist and Illustrator from Altos de Chavon, Casa de Campo D.R.
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