ABOUT

I am originally from St Petersburg, Russia, moved to Bay Area in 1997.

I call my style abstract intuitive. Painting is the way to explore the inner world and express the intuitive sense of beauty. It is my passionate way to explore the unknown, inventing a new and a different reality.
My artwork typically starts far from a canvas in a dream-like state during meditation practice, when I see a blurred image of shapes and colors.
Projecting imaginary reality onto a physical space is the most thrilling and technical part of the process. I use two general principles in my paintings: the spontaneous inner impulse and professional control over the painting as a whole. Strokes and colors become instruments to express my inner impulses and feelings. This process of expressing the intuitive sense of beauty is the biggest motivation behind my artwork.

AWARDS

2016 The International Gallery of the Arts, Top 10 Artists award
2015 Art Forward Contest, Bronze Award Winner

EXHIBITIONS

2018 'The Very Rare Affordable Art Fair' Curated Fair, JCO'S Art Haus, Los Gatos, CA
2018 '41st Benefit Auction', Works/San José art and performance center, San Jose, CA
2018 'Purely Abstract' Juried Exhibition, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA
2018 'World of Abstractions' Juried Exhibition, SFWA Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 Group Show, The Marker Hotel, San Francisco, CA
2016-2017 Group Shows, Art Guild of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2016 Online Group Show, The International Gallery of the Arts, Canada
2015 CONCEIVE | A Group Exhibition, The HUD Gallery, Ventura, CA
2015 Permanent Installation, Samovar Hall, Mountain View, CA
2014 Group Show, Shelldance Orchid Garden, Pacifica, CA
2013 Solo Show, W Hotel, San Francisco, CA
2013 Group Show, Oceana Art Gallery, Pacifica, CA
2012 Group Show, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2012 Group Show, San Carlos Street Gallery, Carmel, CA
2011 Group Show, San Mateo Court, Redwood City, CA
2011 Permanent Installation, The British Bankers Club, Menlo Park, CA