This series is dedicated to the lake Turgoyak – jewel of the Ural mountains.
The shores of the lake are surrounded with fancy rocks which here and there resemble faces and body shapes. According to legend, Ural mountains were formed from the body of petrified gigantic golden snake, and each cliff has its own story here.
From the early childhood I felt that all things and nature have inner content. I watched and tried to understand, what is it like? Feeling that everything around me is alive and filled with mysterious energy, I was aware that this energy is fairly distributed everywhere. And I knew how this energy looks like and saw it in dreams and just with my eyes closed. So I tried to express it in my drawings.
I learned to draw on my own, watching the nature and inspired by paintings of beloved artists. I drew with ink and water-color, and made couple of paintings with oil. Then for the first time I tried to express energy part of the world in drawing and painting by means of patterns. Then I was taught to paint with egg tempera. Later I have improved the old recipe of paint to make colors more persistent and vivid. I have added essential oils, and recently fluorescent pigments. Now, I am painting with this material as it let me express my feelings in the most precise way.
I take subjects for my paintings from ancient legends, real life and my dreams. Music has always been of great importance for me; it seems that I have not worked out a single painting without listening to the music. It helps me to achieve creative meditation; so I choose the music according to subject and energetic content of the particular painting. Sometime it is possible to achieve such deep concentration that without noticing the work itself I just feel how the energy contained in environment around me is transferred to canvas through myself.
Despite permanent changes in external life, I am steadily being inspired by same things – love to the nature, world and people, respect to the heritage, spiritual achievements of multinational human community. Nationalism of any form, as any discrimination per skin color, age, gender or caste always deeply offend me.