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]
In the studio searching for connections in abstract imagery…
As I investigate the contemporary approach to drawing, I am searching for connections in the abstract imagery created through my drawing processes. In order to ‘make sense’/find significance in these marks on a page, I’m using colour. Pareidolia is still one of the main discourses involved in my work.
Currently, opposite colours (‘complimentary colours’) are being used to connect all the elements o... [more]
Whitney Museum of American Art
惠特尼博物館（Whitney Museum of American Art）的全名是惠特尼美國藝術博物館，在1931年由葛楚·范德伯爾特·惠特尼女士（Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney）成立，位於紐約市曼哈頓區。此博物館以美國現代藝術的收藏聞名，作品有些比另一家現代藝術博物館還要新，在惠特尼博物館建館前30年，美國的藝術是相當保守而且崇歐的，藝術品的展出、購買和教育幾乎都由美國國家設計學院主導，因此惠特尼博物館的成立，打破了美國藝術的保守情況，1918年，一開始僅是藝術家俱樂部的會員成果展，稱為惠特尼畫室俱樂部，年度大展吸引了越來越多美國當代藝術家，1928年，會員成長到800名左右，於是開始籌備博物館設立，在1931年正式在美國曼哈頓上東區開幕。博物馆大部分作品依靠捐赠，最早位于纽约格林威治村的一栋4层小楼，1961年搬入旧址，后因藏品过多再次决定兴建新馆，博物馆为此筹资7.6亿美元。
A portrait of a dictator could never be a work of art because the painter, to create a likeness of the tyrant, has to shackle the desire for free thinking that an artist so yearns to call to mind. If the portrait painter stood true to the pursuit of artistic freedom, then they would have to throw paint at the canvas. They would have to make the painting reflect the disdain they feel for a subject that they have been forced to portray that stops them coming to know a freedom of thought and actions... [more]
Licensing art has become a very big business indeed - for some. But it's one that as artists we all need to pay careful attention to, as it can so easily become overwhelming and leave you wondering if you've been taken advantage of while innocently attempting to advance your career. This is actually the second time I've encountered this type of licensing dilemma, but on this occasion the stakes were considerably higher, so much more dilemmery, if you will. A couple of years ago when the first... [more]
This week, I have got to that stage where I am in dire need of a brew. My trusty callus protector is doing a fine job but I have been denying myself breaks from drawing, which has lead to a sore hand that now resembles more of a claw.
Sometimes, I just get so involved in drawing and lose track of the time. When glancing at the clock, I think “just 5 more minutes, then I’ll take a break”. Inevitably, another hour passes and I tell myself the same thing, “just 5 minutes... [more]
Kids love to receive gifts and if they are personalized with their names on it; the children will definitely jump with joy. Consider the fact that it is party bash for a new born baby, one need to get gifts that are exceptionally soft in touch. It is because the skin of the new born baby is just so delicate. This is the right time to check out online stores because they have ample amount of the gifts that can be purchased within the budget concerns. Look for the quilts with cartoons printed on them;... [more]
If you want to be in shape, you first need to make your abdomen in shape. Having fatless belly can help you gaining more attractive appearance than ever before. It is often seen that due to many reasons such as pregnancy and excess weight, men and women have to cope with an ugly body shape. Do you want to get rid of this embarrassing situation? If yes, then tummy truck surgery is the best option for you to go with.
This type of surgery helps you getting rid of additional fat on your belly and a... [more]
Whether you are a native English speaker or you have learnt how to speak in English, you always need to use this language. The key reason behind the popularity of this global language is that it is widely used throughout the world. Therefore, whether you are a student or a professional, you always need to have good grasp on the language.
It is often seen that despite of good command over the language, most of the people still make silly mistakes in terms of grammar and even sentence structure. Thi... [more]
"If it commands attention, it's Culture.
If it matches the sofa, it’s Art.”
-- Artist Robert Williams
So let us begin by paraphrasing those Coagula Bad Boys Walter Robinson, Mat Gleason and Charlie Finch with this review of the New Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
Or, let’s say, like they do in L.A., 25 words or less – Fugly Building. Fugly Art.
Crashing the Whitney on FREE day Saturday May 2, 2015 was as fun as it could be. Seein... [more]