Yod | Saint-Petersburg (Russia)

Ausbildung / Education

  • 2010 EESI (European School of Visual Arts)
    National Diploma of Visual Arts, Formed in Fine Arts and Plastic Arts, Poitiers, France
  • 2004 IDPI (Institute of Decorative Arts)
    Studied Graphic Design, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Austellungen / Exhibitions

  • Mazipos, Visual Kontakt Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Edible–inedible, Gallery of XXI Century, Moscow, Russia
  • 200 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Russia and Switzerland, Foreign Literature Library, Moscow, Russia
  • Tzeh Collective Exhibition, Art re.Flex Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Fairy-Tales, Home Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2010 Ex Contrario, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (CCA "Winzavod"), Moscow
  • From Avant-Garde to Our Days, Central House of the Artist, Saint-Petersburg

Auszeichnungen / Awards

  • Participant of Enter Workshop, Prague Civil Society Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Participant of DAW Social Projects Workshop, Warsaw, Poland
  • Laureate of Rouen Youth Book Festival, Rouen, France
  • Winner of Photography Competition XE, Moscow, Russia
  • 2008 Participant of Ecopera, Fiodor Sumkin`s Ecologic Project, Paris, France



Meine Kunst in eigenen Worten / My art in my own words

Utilizing painting, my work examines the link between man and nature (as a part of universe), through expressive color, luminosity, and the contrast in visual form between portraiture and environment. Informed by Russian Constructivism, and embracing plastic forms with exaggerated straight lines of the human body, I try to shock the viewer. I attempt to draw the viewer inward to experience an encounter with the modern man, completely dissociate from nature.

I work with materials used in the Byzantine icon tradition, such as tempera, wood, and canvas. Additionally I work with traditional icon creation techniques, such as melting. This enables me to create a striking visual contrast with contemporary and traditional works; and yet bridge the cultural and artistic gap between modern techniques and sensibilities, with those of the Byzantine era masterpieces.