I would describe my work as figurative and emblematic. The subject of the hunt is a symbolic and dynamic motif. Through the use of the elongated bodies, paintings seek to show the exhilaration of movement within a static image.
What are Your Major Influences?
I draw my inspiration from ancient histories, early Byzantine art, medieval tapestries and mythology, because I believe that an artist will always find rejuvenation in the eternal youth of the ancients; in core ideas that do not lose meaning as time passes, but rather gain new significance with each historical transition.
Has Your Work Changed?
For the last few years my technique and style have developed, although I am still continue working on some early ideas.
1968 Born in Moscow, Russia
1983-87 Republican College of Art, Tashkent
1993-96 Post-Graduate Royal Academy Schools, London
Awarded Jack Goldhill and Sir James Walker Scholarships
2010 Cadogan Contemporary, London
2010 Opera Gallery, Singapore
2009 Opera Gallery, Dubai
2008 Opera Gallery, Paris
2007 Opera Gallery, Venice
2006 Cadogan Contemporary, London
2006 Opera Gallery, Paris
2004 Cadogan Contemporary, London
2002 Cadogan Contemporary, London
2002 Aberdeen Art Gallery
2002 BP Portrait Award
2002 National Portrait Gallery, London
2002 Modigliani Centre, Florence
2001 Bruton Street Gallery, London
2000 Cadogan Contemporary, London
1997 Kouros Gallery, New York
Five students show from the Royal Academy of Arts
1996 Degree Show Royal Academy of Arts
Awarded A. T. Kearney Prize
1995 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
1994 Cadogan Contemporary, London
1994 3+3 Exhibition, Bruton Street Gallery, London
1994 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
Awarded Guinness Prize for The First Time Exhibitor