I’m often asked why I paint, how I do that, whether I’m tired, what’s the purpose, what I want to say in my artworks and etc. Honestly, I’m not tired at all. I can’t stop creating; for me, it’s the same as stop breathing. Artist is not the occupation, it’s rather a disease. To me, art is a state of mind. All my works express a different concept made up with a strong sense of spirituality and sensibility.
In my work I seek to complement the moments I encounter. I attempt breaking down life to its visual essentials – light, dark, balance, movement, tone. In so doing perhaps I can reveal a new perspective. I enjoy capturing the essence of a moment.
I consider a painting complete when the idea I am trying to express matches the thoughts in my mind. Often this process leaves me naked and feeling exceptionally vulnerable.
My artworks reproduce my everyday impressions and I’d like to share them with everyone. I would like to “warm” those who like my art, enlighten their day and make them happier. Therefore, if somebody, while looking at my artwork gets that special feeling of something personal, I'm satisfied.
I have been an artist my whole life. Originally, I was born and raised in Ukraine and I first developed my love of art there. Since my childhood, I have been intrigued with the patterning of light and the interaction of color. I studied at the School of Art in Ukraine. On 1978 I graduated from the Facility of Art. In 1996 I moved to Israel and settled in Tiberias, where I continued to pursue my passion as an artist and sculptor.
Lived in Enakievo, Donetsk,Nizhnevartovsk ,Anapa,Tiberias ,New York, Saint Paul . Now, I live and work between Tel Aviv and Los Angeles.
I consider myself as a global citizen . Painting connects me to the world and allows me to express myself and translate what I see and feel onto canvas and paper.The more I think about my art, the more I think is a gift from God and my mission is to share it.