Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticity and abi... [more]
Instead of just still photos of my paintings I have made a short video with my own music for you to look at...
Here it is:
I am proud to offer these paintings at ArtSlant.com. They can be displayed with any direction pointing up. Sure the lighting was not perfect in the video but the colors in the still photos found on my profile are very near perfect. Click here for my profile at ArtSlant. These take about 3 weeks each to complete although it is hard to gauge the time spent on each on... [more]
This season, I was inspired to take on a Trunk Show at The Studio Museum in Harlem. It would feature works from my (little-known, but once wildly popular) jewelry collection. Patrons and friends whom I've known for a very long time are familiar with this work; most newer friends know me as an artist, curator and writer, and have only seen the few jewelry pieces I wear everyday, almost like a uniform. I asked for and agreed to this show without realizing that it had been at least two years since I... [more]
Before I saw the Fabric Workshop’s massive undertaking with Richard Tuttle, I had visited Pace Gallery’s collaboration with the ubiquitous artist at Frieze Fair New York. The presentation was unique but puzzling, with the both sides of all walls painted a mud brown and petite drawings trotted serially along the wall. While intrigued, I found the overall effect dubious. Seeing Both/And at the Fabric Workshop was not only an elaboration, but perhaps the closest to a visual manifesto one c... [more]
What Does A Troll Den Look Like?
At Feuer/Mesler, Jon Rafman and Keren Cytter explore the lives people build inside and around their laptops.
A Manual For Being With Other People
Gabriel Sierra's US debut contains 14 sculptural platforms with 136 variations that reverse the functionality of structures and sends up architecture with mirth.
What's Wrong With Exhibitions of Non-Western Art in The West?
How are recent institutional exhibits of non... [more]
In the age of the Internet, photographers face the prospect of an unlimited audience, and The Exposure Award, presented by SeeMe, the single largest community of fine art photographers, is a true testament to the fact that the international market for photographers is broader now than ever.
This year’s Exposure Awards welcome an esteemed jury of industry leaders, including the Wall Street Journal Photo Director Jennifer Pastore, the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Karen Irvine, New York Magazine Photo... [more]
For the first time, Amnesty International awarded their annual Ambassador of Conscience Award to a visual artist.
Ai Weiwei received the international honor, which was presented at an award ceremony Thursday night at the Berliner Festspiele in Berlin, in absentia. The artist can’t leave China, being under government surveillance and having his passport revoked.
In place, he designated London’s Tate Modern curator Chris Dercon to accept the award on his behalf. The award is devoted to... [more]
Danny Volk talks to artists in their studios about life and art—while they do his make-up. This concept was a new one for us, and, unsurprisingly, it produces some unique moments: see artists like Theaster Gates, Pope.L, and Jessica Stockholder working in their studios as you've never seen them before.
Revisit Season 1 as we anticipate the all-new Made-Up Season 2, to be released this Spring on ArtSlant.
This week: "Made up... of what?" asks performance artist Amber Ginsburg, as she rumi... [more]
A majority of science students aim to become a doctor or an engineer, but only a few reach the determined targets. Know the reason? It is the differences of mental capability and the tutelage. Not many are privileged enough to receive the proper guidance, as a result of which, they fail to cope with the escalating pressure and secure poor results. Even the competent and deserving students couldn’t score better due to the absence of systematic assistance. The school life can be a... [more]
A majority of science students aim to become a doctor or an engineer, but only a few reach the determined targets. Know the reason? It is the differences of mental capability and the tutelage. Not many are privileged enough to receive the proper guidance, as a result of which, they fail to cope with the escalating pressure and secure poor results. Even the competent and deserving students couldn’t score better due to the absence of systematic assistance. The school life can be a doodle and... [more]
Call for projectsThe atypical trouble(d)TRAVERSE VIDÉO 201619th edition - March 2016 in ToulouseTo see is to recognize, and recognize is reassuring. The word 'like' as a comparison, stays active in the different arts' approaches and critics. Such an approach is continuing to believe in the transparency of the comprehension and in an unfolding artwork, or story.Experimental art, as it is defined, run away from the obedience to the codes and formats. It refuses to foll... [more]