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ARTIST STATEMENT

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I explore the field of expanded sculpture, often pushing its boundaries through the intersections with film, painting and other disciplines.

 

In my practice, I frequently incorporate textiles, minerals/pigments and found objects, subjecting them to various forms of deterioration and destruction. The method of deconstruction* plays a significant role as it often leads to the creation of something new, opening doors to uncharted territories in my research and experimentation.

 

Destruction, in my view, is nothing more than the transformation of matter into another form.

 

My fascination with destruction and transformation is deeply rooted in my working-class upbringing. Having witnessed firsthand the transitional period following the dissolution of the USSR and the subsequent instability during the 1990s, I've learned to perceive beauty in chaos and decay, appreciating collected objects and natural materials.

My investigation of materiality serves as a lens through which I decipher the intricacies of our world, enabling me to discover the complexities of human existence and its impact on the environment, particularly in the context of the current climate emergency.

 

By embracing the transformative nature of materials and exploring the boundaries of sculpture, I reflect on the impermanence, imperfection and fragility of life.

 

I believe that the transformation of matter is an integral part of our existence — it is life itself. We constantly adapt, thrive and decay in a continuous flow of change.

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* Jacques Derrida, Deconstruction in a Nutshell: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida, with a New Introduction, ed. by John D. Caputo (Fordham University Press, 2020), p.6

EDUCATION

2023            Royal College of Art, GradDip in Fine Art (Distinction)

2016-2019   University of Hertfordshire & BHSAD, BA in Fine Art (First Class Honours)

2007-2012  Russian State University of Cinematography, Specialist in Film Production

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2023 The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London, UK

2023 Across Over, RCA & HSBC, HSBC headquarters in Canary Wharf, London, UK

2023 BSA 118th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK

2022 Muddy Mudlarks, Candid Arts & Thames Festival Trust, London, UK

2022 Summer Exhibition 2022, D31 Art Gallery, Doncaster, UK

2022 Fragments of intimacy, Glavnyy Prospekt Museum, Yekaterinburg, Russia

2021  London Art Biennale, The Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK

2021  Annual Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK 

2020 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (work selected by Richard Deacon)

2020 Art After Pandemic, Artifact Gallery, New York, USA

2020 Perspectives 2020, CICA Museum, Samdo-ro, South Korea

2019  Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Soup, Centre ZIL, Moscow, Russia

2019  Essence, Two-Person Exhibition, IZO Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2019  Where Do The Vines Lead?, Centre Rama, Sevastopol, Crimea

2018  Symbiosis, Espacio gallery, London, UK

2016  Site Responsive Works, Artplay Design Centre, Moscow, Russia

2015  Space, Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia

AWARDS

2021  Sculpture Semi-Finalist of "Artist of the Year" Competition, King House Gallery & The Artist Lounge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK

2020  Watercolour 2nd Prize Of The 168 Annual Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK

2019  Urban Landscape Award, IZO Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2015  Portfolio Competition Award, University of Gloucestershire & INTO scholarship, UK-Russia

AUCTIONS & ART-FAIRS 

2022 REA! Art Fair, Fabbrica del VaporeMilan, Italy

2022 Artists on the Rise: Contemporary Investment Art, Chalkwell Auctions, Essex, UK

2021  Artists on the Rise, Chalkwell Auctions, Essex, UK

2020 Life on Venus, The Auction Collective & The Tub Hackney, London, UK

COLLECTIONS

2022 See-through, Private Collection, Oxford, UK

2022 Study 1, 11, 13 of Letting Go, Private Collections, London, UK

2021  Letting Go III, Letting Go V, Letting Go XV , Private Collections, London, UK

2020 Blurring, CICA Museum, Samdo-ro, South Korea 

2020 Essence VI, Private Collection, Padua, Italy

2019  Wine Body, UPPA Winery, Rodnoye village, Sevastopol, Crimea

2018  Heavy Breathing, Private Collection, London, UK

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