Dreamcatcher n.4 • 24x40" . . I was feeling lost for a couple of days this week. Why so? It occured to me that a lot of people consider art utilitarian - it is a good gift, it makes a good decor, it can cover a stain on the wall. For me, it shouldn’t be like that. Art is not a product. As soon as it becomes such - art turns into craft. I may still admire it, but the magic of pure emotion is gone.
Visual art demonstrated on this website is of my creation. Before painting, I tried to express myself in music, prose and photography. My perpetual training is yoga and meditation. I strongly believe that unity with nature is a key to understanding the world and self, hence the subject of my works.
I post most of my art, sketches and lifestyle photos to Instagram, and use facebook for local communication. It would be nice to connect either way. I speak English, Russian, Belarusian, Polish and understand German and Italian.
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