Painter

With everything I paint – people, facets of nature or cities – I try to
work out the hidden positive essence of my subject. Evil and ugliness
are real and I am not blind to the dark sides of things, but in my work
my focus is on the good and the beautiful, which are just as real.

So I direct my attention towards the charming aspects of what I see
and concentrate on the small and pleasently touching moments.
They are so easily overlooked and neglected in our everyday hustle
– and yet so fascinating. Dissecting, unmasking and provocation?
I gladly leave them to  others.

Biography

1969
Born in Pskow, Russia

1976 – 1984
School No. 15,
Humanitarian Lyceum, Pskow

1980 – 1984
State. Children’s art school, Pskow
Painting by Igor Makeev

1984 – 1986
Physics-Mathematical School,
Boarding School No. 45, Academic High School
at the State University in St. Petersburg

1986 – 1991
Biology studies at the
State University in St. Petersburg

1991
Research assistant in the
Field research at the Geobotanical Institute
the State University, St. Petersburg

1991 – 1997
Study of painting at the State Academy of Art
and Design A.L. Stieglitz, St. Petersburg

1997
Birth of the son André and
Emigration to Germany

1999 – 2004
Studies communication design
RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden

2004
Gutenberg scholarship of the city of Mainz

2009
Scholarship class Xenia Hausner,
SA Traunkirchen, Austria

2010
Prize of the city of Annweiler am Trifels

2015
Artist in residence, Gallery Kaysser, Ruhpolding

Portrait

Public purchases

Art collection of the city of Wiesbaden
Art Collection Main-Taunus-Kreis, Hofheim
City Museum Neu-Isenburg
Botanical Garden,
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
City of Annweiler on Trifels