Ever since I can remember I have had a pencil or charcoal in my hands. Born in St. Petersburg (northern capital of Russia), I was taught painting according the academic traditions. Yet, I’ve also learned to break the archetype and use my technical skills and natural sense of color to cast my own reality. In this reality an art object is a pulse of highly condensed emotional energy. Thus, my artistic credo is to craft the objects which use this energy for keeping our life on the upbeat.