I am a Russian-Dutch artist who has moved around some in my life. And every country where I have lived has managed to inspire me in its own way – and has left enduring influences in my work.
I was born in Russia and studied art in Belgium. After living and working in the Netherlands and the United States, my home is now in the beautiful province of Abruzzo in Italy.
So, in my recent work you may well see reflections of Abruzzo. The colours of the soil, sea and sky. The hilltop villages which suddenly appear as you round a bend in the road. An unhurried coffee on a terrace while contemplating snow-topped mountains.
About my art:
I create art that explores human behaviour because people intrigue me. I have always had a fascination, bordering on the voyeuristic, with how humans act. That’s why it excites me to use art as my way of exploring emotions, strengths and vulnerabilities as we go about our daily lives.
Each collection of my work has been triggered by events that have moved me – maybe something in the world news, in my neighbourhood, in my family and friends, or in me myself.