I am a self-taught mixed media artist born early 90s in St. Petersburg, Russia, currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY.
As an immigrant coming to a new culture, with no community or knowledge of the language, I became deeply reliant on intuition and visual cues. In that state of constant tension, I discovered a universal way to communicate which is ingrained in the fabric of our existence. Colors, shapes, and movement; stuff that can be felt throughout cultures and time, on a very human level. I like working with these type of intuitive concepts, trying to create emotional work that can be felt just through the image alone. Using mediums with a rich history, like encaustics, watercolors, and oils, I’m exploring imagery that speaks to an instinctual place, often using the human figure as a symbol or as the subject of the story.