A painting of a now demolished country house.
Focused on brushwork this landscape is an experiment in juxtaposing various applications, layering, and transparencies.
This is a series of landscapes depicting nature in the area surrounding my country house outside St. Petersburg (thus the name). The formal qualities are primarily influenced by the hallmark of russian landscape painting with a slight alternation of the palette towards cooler notes.
Worked with a design agency Anti/Anti to help create a piece for a show "image of the Studio/A Portrait of New York City Graphic Design" featuring over 75 leading current NYC graphic design studios.
The idea was to create an epic parody over the top portrait of the 4 members, and so it turned out to be this preppy Conan the Barbarian/Donald Trump/Zoolander man erected in front of the hell freezing over (flying pigs included), presented in an excessive golden frame...
Revisiting ideas of light distorting form, selective markmaking, within an atmospheric limited palette.
The painting was commissioned as a gift to a beloved, based on the photos the client took during their honey moon. Subject matter being relationship led to exploration of connecting structures: grid of the golden ratio with the picture plane, skeletal structure with puddlemaking, geometric yet organic execution.
This painting arose from a conversation about the limitations of perception and the fragmented nature of memory. I tied the concept to a landscape using photos of a mountain taken by me during a trip a couple of years ago. Absurd idea of consistency within a broken space is implied by the juxtaposition of using straight lines, and repeating patterns on the surface, while still keeping some recognizable visual elements.