The series of paintings and graphics “Drafting” consists of more than 300 artworks. Ballpoint pen, marker and white background of paper or canvas refer to the minimalism, Suprematism and Leonardo’ sketches. Only a few people born in twentieth century were taught to draw, but all the people took up and wrote with an ink pen or ballpoint pen. That’s why “Drafting” technics has a tactile and soft effect on people, arising from a subconscious memory.
Gained experience from Revolution and Russian Avant-garde, Russian artists from St. Petersburg are allowed to forget about social pretentiousness. In contemporary abstract Russian art, in “Russian Arriere garde”, it’s more interesting to solve questions of the form and the colour and the intersections of these forms, colours, new technologies, psychoanalysis and contemporary art. It makes possible to return roots of Russian Avant-garde to contemporary design and architecture, articulating with its new interpretations.
The boring and mystical shade of mystery should be torn down from the Abstraction! Abstraction is much closer to pop-art than to “psychedelic hallucinations of stoned mystics”.
In the plastic of my artworks I’m trying to reach the effect of levitation that Malevich bequeathed to us and this is no doubt sufficient. Generally, I choose the plain background where forms levitate, distinguishing in different ways the second and the third plans in the space of artworks and impart motion to the composition.
2011 - 2014