If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
I am a Russian born, Berkshire based fine artist and I graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art Practices from Plymouth College of Art in July 2010.
I exhibit my paintings across the South West of England. They can be found in private collections in Russia, Norway and in the UK.
About my artwork
I try to merge traditional methods of painting with more recent contemporary influences. For example, I am interested in creating a recognizable object that has been abstracted in a way that shows how I feel about it, but painted in a figurative way.
In some aspects my paintings are a metaphorical engagement with the world. When you see the object painted, it is meant to be read as a symbol of something abstract and not as the object itself. Also, I attempt to create a painting that can be read on many different levels. I enjoy working with double meanings, for example, the merging of several real objects so that the audience may find the finished painting providing many facets and thought provoking.
My subject matter is generally related to the natural world as I find great inspiration in the diversity of colours, textures and the form of flowers and plants.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
5- 27 March 2011
Spring Open Exhibition at the Runnymede Gallery, North Lodge, Windsor Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JL
Diana, The cellular effect is the way I use the media. It's not based on visual observation. I used to work like that but not specifically anymore. I think I stopped illustrating my intentions so I could see more clearly what is at hand as I paint in the moment. I do capitalize on the cellular look when it suits me.