Sunday, October 16, 2011


I'd like to invite everyone to a group exhibit I'm partaking in: BLACK SHEEP !

Join the artists for the opening reception on Oct 20th, 6pm - 9pm !!!

The show is at AC Gears
On view Oct 17 -30

Pretty awesome to be in a batch with all these guys !
Featured artists include:
and others.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Various Promotion

Lately I've been somewhat expanding on the web.

Just created a Flickr page.
It's a good place for high resolution images, which are essential in order to get the idea of my surface treatment across, something that becomes distorted when uploaded here on the blog.
Another reason for this alternative source to be justified is that besides images of my work, I'll be putting up other things like documentation of my process regarding versatile projects.

Decided to make a Twitter account as well.
Not sure where this one is headed, guess I'll just wait and see...

There is a FREE LECTURE hosted by Samantha Levin at the White Rabbit in conjunction with my show, covering an assemblage of ways to create a community, put together a show, and promote yourself and your work.

The event is assisted by the SVA Alumni Community,
(not going to be there since I'm still in Russia for another week, but this free talk should be totally beneficial, don't miss it !)

Hi-Fructose Magazine was kind enough to mention my solo show, and put up some images.

Monday, October 10, 2011


So I finally got around to completing the StPetersburg series of paintings !

Part of this body of work was exhibited at ARTILLERY's debut PLEXUS and published in the Artillery Artist Book Volume 1.

The paintings were commissioned, and I just delivered them to Russia. Here is a look at them in their new home:

Bellow is an artist statement regarding this body of work, for those who are interested:

Through this series of paintings I've set out to explore the city where I was born and grew up in. Documenting this place in any sort of fashion was not my intention. Rather,I chose to present my view of it as it is: a muddled and fragmented memory of a hazy puzzle that is pieced together by various references.

Though, the trigger for my art is always a personal emotional response, all of my work tends to pull from art historical references, this series not being an exception. In these images, the formal issue of composition was the starting point of my process. While giving a nod to architecture, the initial blueprint of each piece, was the golden ratio.

Common and recurring themes that I choose to explore in my subject matter are the relationships between human beings and their surroundings. I also gravitate toward understanding our attempts in manipulating the natural. In this instance, Iʼve attempted to link the conceptual content with the formal qualities of the work by juxtaposing the tight and precise skeleton of the drawing with the rather looser, intuitive skin of painting. I look for a balance between chance and control. I let things grow out until I arrive at a point where I feel that the artificial construction has become a being.

StPetersburg: the series completed

So here are the paintings:
The first one is a clash of the Saint Isaac's and Kazan Cathedrals

This painting is revolving around an excerpt of a poem about the city by Alexander Pushkin

The focus here is Peter the Great- the founder of StPetersburg

Church of the Savior on Blood

Anichkov Bridge

Thursday, October 6, 2011

In the meantime

So while the show is up, here is an update on some other things. I never stoped playing around in my sketchbook: the first couple of pages are from some time ago, while the later few are fairly new.

This is a portrait commision I wrapped up recently. Not exactly exciting, but helps pay the bills.

Also am taking this time to finalize the previous series, and start cooking on some new ideas. Another update very soon...