I'm originally from Eastern Europe, Ukraine, was graduated in architecture from Kyiv Art School.
Besides architectural and engineering disciplines I took extra artist’s classes, got academic training in drawing, painting, sculpture, composition, photography.
I moved to the USA (permanent Maryland resident, US citizen) and work in Maryland, Virginia, and DC as an architectural designer for more than 15 years.
During my architectural career, I was doing a lot of architectural rendering and hand sketching besides construction documents and design.
For all these years and especially for the last ten years I found myself spending more and more time painting and making collages and lately I was very productive in creating a series of pieces in mixed media collage style, of found objects, different painting media, and upcycled materials.
I was a member of the Maryland Federation of Art and my works were exhibited in Annapolis, Bethesda, and Rockville.
Also some of my art pieces are in the collections of my architectural clients.
My artist’s statement is about improvising with interesting textures, colors, written messages, or random texts in found objects all around in daily routine.
Some old weathered pieces of material may help even choose the subject of my new art piece, it often comes spontaneously, and I start making a preliminary layout without even knowing close to the final result. My best works came all out of improvisation, while suddenly some sets of different patterns, paintings, and backgrounds blend perfectly together, and people can find some familiarity and only their personal qualities and meanings in the same composition.
I like this:
"One man's trash is another man's treasure." ~ English Proverb