Introducing Abstract Iconography: Revival of External Form that expresses lost and almost forgotten moral Ideals and inner internal truth
This piece of art is featuring a Mother and a child. The mother symbolizes the infinite fertility of true art. Archaic subject and Modern approach give birth and feed the emotions, sending light into the darkness of men’s hearts. My subject is egocentrically connected with worshiping A Human Being in an unconventional way. You were given all the best you have in order to utilize it with your love and compassion for the sake of Harmony and Peace.
Loud Soft and Gentle Colors and Steady Heart beat of lines are simply teasing your logic my dear observer. They are realistic and symbolic at the same time; they challenge conventional knowledge and skill of centuries creating a new theory of Abstract Iconography. My works are picturing the outer side of my deepest religious feeling – The Faith: Faith in me, faith in higher purpose of life, faith in God within me and God within those of you who can feel love and compassion. By sweat of the brow, overcoming my personal suffering and fears driven by some unseen hand I came to this subject.Abstract Icons, those symphonies of form and color are Transcended Acts of Creation are here to mark the beginning of a new era, to start awakening from Despair and unbelief, lack of purpose and Ideal in today’s life.
Let my Unseen Pleasurable Colored Music soften your heart and speak to your soul and guide you beyond the limits of your previous sensational experiences, my Dear Spectator.
I have been given birth in a natural way in a hospital in a small town of Kramatorsk, in a region that has been producing more carbon dioxides per person than entire African continent. Grew up in neighboring town called Artemovsk in family of a nurse and factory crane operator.
From the early childhood I have developed my passion for art.
My first books were: "The Wizard of Oz", "Big Soviet Encyclopedia" and "Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen" - was reading them mostly in bed - before going asleep.
My parents were helping me to keep my passion for arts by exposing me to heavy work, especially in summer time: taking care of rabbits, chickens, pigs and cows. Feeding them, cleaning the barns, picking up eggs, grazing, etc End of summer - was usually a harvest season for me: picking up of onions, garlic, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers and surely - potato, tons of potatoes. Hard work makes you a better person - It had become an axiom for me.
Due to my perfectionist mindset and hard working upbringing I was able to accomplish few things in my life. I learned how to play accordion, I graduated from high school in 2001 with honors, and then I went to University of Kharkov, where by year 2007 I gained master's degree in System analysis and System Control. Becoming first person in my family who ever gained college degree.
In year 2010 I left my family and moved to New York on my own, having $300 cash in my pocket and my head full of dreams.
I was told that there is always a choice, and there is always an opportunity, everything becomes possible if you are working towards it.
Started painting in February 2011. It was a group painting session with my friends, now I am not able to stop ever since.
Two of my works were selected for 22nd Annual Juried Show (curator - Elisabeth Sussman, Whitney Museum). Same year I became a member of Viridian Artist gallery in New York.
My art is the representation of my thoughts, fears, moods, memories or believes. My paintings appear spontaneously, regardless of what I want them to be - they are always end up being an expression or manifestation of my inner subconscious mind, the only technique I am using - it being creative at every stage of creating a painting and keeping it balanced at the same time. There is to be many interpretations of my works, they can be opposite to each other, I use my own interpretation of my work when I am giving them names.
My works Influenced a lot by my childhood, the image of my own mother is present in many of works, a lot of my works have religious theme, some of them are political, there is also "mood paintings" that either show the level of my inspiration or the level of "dedication". All of the images you see on my paintings have not been seen in a real life, all images come out of the depth of my imagination.
Just like a photo images clear by developing in a chemical bath the same way my paintings appear in my brain, then paint becomes a fixer.
My paintings are revealing the act of creation. Untouched and yet unprejudiced style, holographic vision are to involve viewers into the depths of their own minds.
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