I like to make artworks which are close by themes and stylistically to Russian Orthodox icon painting which are in itheir turn a continuation of Byzantine tradition. Mother of God, the Savior, the Angels and the Saints – is my source of inexhaustible inspiration. This is where my creative energy dips out fascination and passion. How to make an ancient tradition alive? Could icon attract my peers or young people? How to deal with canon and artistic freedom to interpret evangelic stories? A lot of questions arise... In terms of artistic influence I admire icons by Andrei Rublev, graphic and films by Rustam Khamdamov, art oblects and films by Sergei Paradjanov. I wish my paintings would always convey peaceful, calm and meditative mood.
Acrylic, Gold Leaf, Bee Wax