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On my site you can view my artwork, which are made in the techniques of etching, linocut, watercolor, oil painting.
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Three illustrations in the watercolor technique for the biennial Ilustrarte2018 in Castelo Branco, Portugal. These are colorful scenes from the series "Dreams of a funny turtle" ... Read more on blog


To take part in international competition organized by Poster for tomorrow 2017 were created posters design... Read more on blog


To participate in IV Tragaluz International Illustration Award I created illustration of fairy tale of German origin “Hansel and Gretel”, recorded by the Brothers Grimm... Read more on blog


To take part in international competition Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2017 was created illustration the theme of which is «Tales Through Others Eyes»... Read more on blog


To take part in international competition organized by Poster for tomorrow were created posters design... Read more on blog


To take part in international logo design competition organized by GentleTUDE, were developed three design concepts ... Read more on blog

On the series "Vicious" added new artworks
Etching series "Vicious": A series of etchings “Vicious” one of the most straight and tough emotional in terms of conceptual and compositional embodiment. Each etching contains author`s proverb – which illustrated grotesque form images. Hard satirical images, with expressive incarnation, revealing the essence of proverbs, and sometimes complementary, creating a single visual and philosophical image... Read more on blog

On the section photography added new series "From rejection to harmony " (series of photo collages)
The interaction of man and the environment has always conflict sources. On the one hand – the desire for harmonization, the other – need for getting “benefits” from all. This conflict of interests which likely originates from the consciousness of the individual. The desire for comfort and clean air around at the same time. That paradox is inevitable part and its impact unpredictable... Read more on blog

On the series "Stool or in a Dark Room" added new artworks
Etching series "Stool or in a Dark Room": Complex emotional-imaginative series “Stool or in a Dark Room” – is primarily a central image. Surreal image allows you to get rid of pattern the perception of the image, its allegory. The conflict of personality – his inner conflict opened in a different light, perceived sharper. All this reveals only the figure, left alone in a dark room. Also applied constant element – a stool, as on the one hand a symbol of arrogance and innocence... Read more on blog


To take part in 8thInternational Exlibris and Small Graphic Art Competition «The Dreams of Gdansk Neptune» were created two Exlibrises in etching technique.... Read more on  blog

On the series "Judas or with Bread and Salt" added new artwork ""Howling: Finally Awareness" "
A series "Judas or with Bread and Salt": Loss of humanity – the worst thing that can happen to society. Indifference and feeling of own superiority – the force which destroys everything around – a real tragedy for society – war, both within man and in society in general. Series "Judas or with Bread and Salt" is illustrate worst manifestations of human nature and a simultaneous prayer for peace, warning and attempt to distract from future errors... Read more on blog


On the series "Macro Insects" added new photographies

One of my favorite kinds of photo shoot is macro photography, namely, macro photography of insects. Macro photography of insects – the art of photography for instance in the genre of portrait, but posing here will only insect... Read more on blog

On the series "Stool or in a Dark Room" added new artworks
Etching series "Stool or in a Dark Room": Complex emotional-imaginative series “Stool or in a Dark Room” – is primarily a central image. Surreal image allows you to get rid of pattern the perception of the image, its allegory. The conflict of personality – his inner conflict opened in a different light, perceived sharper. All this reveals only the figure, left alone in a dark room. Also applied constant element – a stool, as on the one hand a symbol of arrogance and innocence... Read more on blog

On blog added "Projects of tombstones for those killed in ATO for competition of projects"
Objective: To create a project proposal to perpetuate the memory of the victims (dead) ATO members in the form of a typical tombstone. Concept: according to the fact that most of the law enforcement and military in Ukraine use in their chevrons shield element as a symbol of protection. It was decided to consider this item in creating a typical tombstone. The more that members of ATO, in the course of their military duties (period from 2014 to the present), also are just this deterrent shield against Russian occupation... Read more on blog

On the section paintings added new series "Judas or with Bread and Salt"
A series "Judas or with Bread and Salt": Loss of humanity – the worst thing that can happen to society. Indifference and feeling of own superiority – the force which destroys everything around – a real tragedy for society – war, both within man and in society in general. Series "Judas or with Bread and Salt" is illustrate worst manifestations of human nature and a simultaneous prayer for peace, warning and attempt to distract from future errors... Read more on blog



On the section photography added new series "Сelestial Gradation"

 

On the section graphics added new series "Color Gradation"
A series "Color Gradation" illustratively and philosophical. On the one hand it creates a playful mood-light, fresh perception by bright colored solution, on the other hand, each composition carries meaning – refers to the global philosophical and ethical concepts. You can perceived as just a picture, but you can find content. Image symbolism rather straightforward... Read more on blog

On the section graphics added new series "Dreams"
The series "Dreams" – this allegorical compositions, each of them has its own content, based on the symbols used in each work. The creation images and symbols – is the basis of the composition. Another thing is the selection of universal symbolism, to make it clear. The series begins with "Self-Portrait" – the portrait of the artist who sees the images, not reality, and as if in a dream... Read more on blog



On the section photography added new series "Compositions of one City"

On the section paintings added new series "Nervous Breakdown"
A series “Nervous Breakdown” is expressive scenes, sketches of human emotions and psychological states. It is the emotional state of expression in surrealistic-expressive manner of drawn images. Fragmentary strokes of bright colors create tension concentrated not prescribe detail and create feelings – nervous condition. The image of a particular object on a clean background such manner prevents get distracted by unnecessary details... Read more on blog

On the section graphics added new series in technique color linocut "In Core", version ІІ
Linocut series "In Core": Ornamental decorative styling compositions series “In Core” allows to develop a system of symbolic images which are not visual concepts, rather categories philosophical nature. Symbolism of images draws full picture, reveals the essence of the composition. A method of image series “In Core” is an allegory – an expression of abstract ideas (concepts) through concrete artistic images, and which carry a symbolism... Read more on blog



On the section photography added new series "Landscapes"

 

On the section graphics added new series in technique linocut "In Core", version І
Linocut series "In Core": Ornamental decorative styling compositions series “In Core” allows to develop a system of symbolic images which are not visual concepts, rather categories philosophical nature. Symbolism of images draws full picture, reveals the essence of the composition. A method of image series “In Core” is an allegory – an expression of abstract ideas (concepts) through concrete artistic images, and which carry a symbolism... Read more on blog



On the section sculptures added new netsuke "Uakari"

On the section graphics added new series "Vicious"
Etching series "Vicious": A series of etchings “Vicious” one of the most straight and tough emotional in terms of conceptual and compositional embodiment. Each etching contains author`s proverb – which illustrated grotesque form images. Hard satirical images, with expressive incarnation, revealing the essence of proverbs, and sometimes complementary, creating a single visual and philosophical image... Read more on blog


On the section photography added new series "Macro Insects"

One of my favorite kinds of photo shoot is macro photography, namely, macro photography of insects. Macro photography of insects – the art of photography for instance in the genre of portrait, but posing here will only insect... Read more on blog

On the section graphics added new series "Stool or in a Dark Room"
Etching series "Stool or in a Dark Room": Complex emotional-imaginative series “Stool or in a Dark Room” – is primarily a central image. Surreal image allows you to get rid of pattern the perception of the image, its allegory. The conflict of personality – his inner conflict opened in a different light, perceived sharper. All this reveals only the figure, left alone in a dark room. Also applied constant element – a stool, as on the one hand a symbol of arrogance and innocence... Read more on blog



On the section graphics added new series "Artwork in mixed media"

 

On the section photography added new series "Photoset Mousy"
Macro-photo portrait, but as posing – mice: In general, to the process of finding new beautiful shots I take very seriously. I can not stand gaping person who take this lightly. In macro shooting animals or insects, it’s mostly like hunting  and hunt is in the blood real man. So, once one spring season I took phototechnics and went on pre-planned route to take shots of insects, but came across murine nest... Read more on blog



On the section sculptures added new netsuke "Oni"

 

On the section graphics added triptych "Prayer"
Triptych "Prayer", has in its structure a universal philosophical concept, that moment of everyday life. The left part "Morning" – a Ukrainian breakfast – simple and heartfelt, it starts with gratitude, with a prayer to the Mother of God for the living. The composition is full of symbols – rye, bread and salt, white rushnyk, mallow and above all of this – icon. The right part "Night" – the opposite in mood and meaning of the composition... Read more on blog



On the section sculptures added new netsuke "Red Pumpkin"


On the section graphics added new series in technique GE-mixed "Word as Blade"
Graphic Series "Word as Blade" and its variations: Convinced that the human imagination has no boundaries, can generate bizarre, and if this approach is technically, show audience artwork as good drawing, painting, sculpture, so the views expressed by the artist, audience will perceive it in its form. In this series I don`t try to work with nature, but not deviate from it so far so to create abstraction in general... Read more on blog


On the section photography added new series "Still lifes"

On the section graphics added new series in technique etching "Word as Blade"
Graphic Series "Word as Blade" and its variations: Convinced that the human imagination has no boundaries, can generate bizarre, and if this approach is technically, show audience artwork as good drawing, painting, sculpture, so the views expressed by the artist, audience will perceive it in its form. In this series I don`t try to work with nature, but not deviate from it so far so to create abstraction in general... Read more on blog



On the section sculptures added new netsuke "Figure with a Skull and Snake"

 

On the section graphics added new series of still lifes "The Shirt"
A series of still lifes "The Shirt": When an artist does not drawing a certain period he gradually begins to wean hand, so each artist before serious artwork must start from exercises on drawing or painting. Here and arisen series of watercolors and graphic works "The Shirt" – it is mostly still lifes, simple at first glance, but have their symbolism. Each time taking to work, operates algorithm ... Read more on blog

On the section paintings added new series "Word as Blade"
Graphic Series "Word as Blade" and its variations: Convinced that the human imagination has no boundaries, can generate bizarre, and if this approach is technically, show audience artwork as good drawing, painting, sculpture, so the views expressed by the artist, audience will perceive it in its form. In this series I don`t try to work with nature, but not deviate from it so far so to create abstraction in general... Read more on blog



On the section sculptures added new netsuke "Skull"

 

On the section graphics added new series in technique ink drawing "Word as Blade"
Graphic Series "Word as Blade" and its variations: Convinced that the human imagination has no boundaries, can generate bizarre, and if this approach is technically, show audience artwork as good drawing, painting, sculpture, so the views expressed by the artist, audience will perceive it in its form. In this series I don`t try to work with nature, but not deviate from it so far so to create abstraction in general... Read more on blog

 
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