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April 5, 2019 / 14:40
More than 5 months ago

Before sponga

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* sponga — Hebrew slang for sponging the floor

Tags: japan, my art

April 5, 2019 / 14:01
More than 5 months ago

Portrait with a pumpkin of Kusama Yoyoi

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«If only you knew out of what trash poems grow»…
© Tsvetaeva



With some of my works I feel like a dj, mixin everything I like in one place. Here a pumpkin by Kusama Yayoi, one of my favorite Japanese Artists, can be easily recognised:

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But this work actually is inspired by another artist, Boris Kustodiev. He worked in the beginning of 20th century in Russia, drawing festivities, fairs, bazars and happy life of the middle class, known as a talented, but a «bad taste» artist. His worked considered often as too sweet, to decorative and looked often more like illustrations that as a serious art. Kustodiev told about his works, that they should’n be seen as naturalistic, but as illustrations of an illusionary world he created from natural elements.

He made series of merchant’s wives (The first one is my favorite):

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Tags: japan, my art

March 16, 2011 / 01:49
More than 8 years ago

Aquirax Contact

Recently my works have been printed in Japanese modern art catalogue Aquirax Contact. I can’t believe I’m in one book with one of my favorite artists Kazumasa Nagai and other amazing Japanese artists.

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These days I follow closely after all the disasters happening in this beautiful country and extremely worried about my friends there.

Tags: japan, press

November 19, 2007 / 00:09
More than 11 years ago

Opening of my exhibition

Before I forget how was it, — a little video from my Tokyo exhibition «Owls and other people». It took place this April in really cool gallery Billiken-Shokai. I miss my friends… It seems like most of my friends are always far, far away.

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Tags: my_life, japan, exhibitions, travel

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