I have been given birth in a natural way in a hospital in a small town of Kramatorsk, in a region that has been producing more carbon dioxides per person than entire African continent. Grew up in neighboring town called Artemovsk in family of a nurse and factory crane operator.
From the early childhood I have developed my passion for art.
My first books were: “The Wizard of Oz”, “Big Soviet Encyclopedia” and “Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen” – was reading them mostly in bed – before going asleep.
My parents were helping me to keep my passion for arts by exposing me to heavy work, especially in summer time: taking care of rabbits, chickens, pigs and cows. Feeding them, cleaning the barns, picking up eggs, grazing, etc End of summer – was usually a harvest season for me: picking up of onions, garlic, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers and surely – potato, tons of potatoes. Hard work makes you a better person – It had become an axiom for me.
Due to my perfectionist mindset and hard working upbringing I was able to accomplish few things in my life. I learned how to play accordion, I graduated from high school in 2001 with honors, and then I went to University of Kharkov, where by year 2007 I gained master’s degree in System analysis and System Control. Becoming first person in my family who ever gained college degree.
In year 2010 I left my family and moved to New York on my own, having $300 cash in my pocket and my head full of dreams.
I was told that there is always a choice, and there is always an opportunity, everything becomes possible if you are working towards it.
Started painting in February 2011. It was a group painting session with my friends, now I am not able to stop ever since.
Two of my works were selected for 22nd Annual Juried Show (curator – Elisabeth Sussman, Whitney Museum). Same year I became a member of Viridian Artist gallery in New York.
My art is the representation of my thoughts, fears, moods, memories or believes. My paintings appear spontaneously, regardless of what I want them to be – they are always end up being an expression or manifestation of my inner subconscious mind, the only technique I am using – it being creative at every stage of creating a painting and keeping it balanced at the same time. There is to be many interpretations of my works, they can be opposite to each other, I use my own interpretation of my work when I am giving them names.
My works Influenced a lot by my childhood, the image of my own mother is present in many of works, a lot of my works have religious theme, some of them are political, there is also “mood paintings” that either show the level of my inspiration or the level of “dedication”. All of the images you see on my paintings have not been seen in a real life, all images come out of the depth of my imagination.
Just like a photo images clear by developing in a chemical bath the same way my paintings appear in my brain, then paint becomes a fixer.
My paintings are revealing the act of creation. Untouched and yet unprejudiced style, holographic vision are to involve viewers into the depths of their own minds.
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We were given all the best qualities we have in order to utilize it with our love and compassion for the sake of Harmony and Peace.
My subject is egocentrically connected with worshiping A Human Being in an unconventional way.
I was brought up in an atheist non-religious family. But with age, I have reconsidered my attitude toward Church and religion; I believe now that they play very important role in our life and the value of our faith is impossible to overestimate.
The style of my paintings is abstract. It allows me to expand the range of perception of my artworks. From this perspective some of my latest works can be seen as religious icons, as they depict saints and also they alert faith in you, faith in God living inside everyone of us and also faith in God himself.
Archaic subject and Modern approach give birth and feed the emotions, and my paintings are just like mirrors sending light into the darkness of men’s hearts.
Research/ science/ high tech – emphasis in statistics, mathematical modeling, data analysis and prediction models based on functional analysis and probability theory
- Familiar with working process in both physics and chemical laboratory environment
- Strongly proficient in Mathcad, Matlab, Simulink, Applied Mathematics, mathematical programming, Mathematical Analysis, optimization methods, Statistics, and Probability Theory
- JAVA, C, C++, J programming languages, SQL, Assembler
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Senior Research Officer, September 2006 – May 2007
Laboratory of Geo Eco Physics of Soil at National Scientific Center “Institute for Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry”, Kharkov, Ukraine
- Data mining, developed intelligent algorithms to operate on massive data sets distributed across hundreds of measurement nodes in order to perform predictive regression analysis to discover patterns and dependencies between different soil characteristics
- Used functional analysis, regression models, statistical programming and data analysis techniques, mathematical modeling for forecasting and discovering correlations in data sets
- Conducted literature searches, sourced methodological information from the web, performed assays and weekly/monthly/ annual reports for publications and presentations to support research process; assisted in interpreting moderately complex results
- Used StatSoft’s STATISTICA, MapInfo Professional, PTC MathCAD, Matlab, MS Excel and MS Word
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Visa Specialist, April 2012 – present
VisaHQ.com – New York, NY
- Process visas and passports to facilitate international travel for clients; familiar with visa requirements and regulations of most countries
Freelance Visual Artist, April 2011 – present
Viridian Artists, Inc – New York, NY
- Create contemporary art and show in selected Chelsea gallery
Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, System’s Analysis, Statistics, Optimization, Mathematical Modeling
National Technical University “Kharkov Polytechnic Institute”, Kharkov, Ukraine, 2007
Fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, English
“Analysis of Optimization Tasks for Automatic Control Systems of a Steam Turbine”
March 1, 2007, University’s Bulletin, Issue № 18, collection of transactions in science and research, Kharkov, Ukraine 2007. Language – Russian.
June 1, 2012, Issue # 25 from 2012, pages: 62 – 67, language – Russian. Brief review on today’s art scene, true values in art, moral values in our life. Explaining Abstract Iconography.