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I began my professional development studying printmaking at Saint-Petersburg State Art Academy in Russia, where emphasis was placed on traditional techniques in drawing and painting accompanied by studies of ancient to modern art history, and philosophy. I then went on to pursue studies at Ontario University of Art and Design (Toronto, Canada) that introduced me to theories of postmodernism and new technologies that have significantly influenced my art practice. The expressive freedom I gained from studying contemporary art in a North American urban city combined with my classical school background encouraged me to further explore the strange amalgams of modern and postmodern contexts, analogue and digital techniques in the fields of drawing, costume design and installation.
My work revolves around challenging the notions of logic, the laws of time and space and weakening the relations between signifier and signified. I explore the tangled web of links in-between the physical and immaterial. When the temporal, spatial or narrative structure is disrupted, its elements are out of the original context and reveal their hidden facets constituting fantastical. The main focus of my work now is the reality perceived in altered state of mind. This part of experience is similar to negative space,