“How did you find out about it?” they asked me. “We keep it a secret, there is even no website”. “My Irish artist friend told me about it” I replied. An art residency, located at the edge of the world – remote Ireland – is a big secret. I was lucky to be accepted. Out of… Read More That secret place at the edge of the world…
Do you have anyone special you would like to give a Valentine card to? I make one every year and today I would like to invite you to make one with me. First of all, get comfy, put some nice music on, make a cup of your favorite tea… and lets begin! I teach watercolor… Read More Making a Valentine card
I often work with kids, every time I travel I try to give an art class. I have taught children in America, Russia, Japan and now I am in India! These kids are from the school, organized for poor families from slums of Dehradun (please read more in this blog post). Working with children is… Read More Art class. Painting mandalas with kids. Dehradun, India
When I would try to imagine what would be the perfect studio for an artist like myself, I would first think of a space. Working with large scale water-media paintings I really would appreciate a lot of space, wall space and floor space. I would also think that I should be able to do anything… Read More My art studio at Art345 2014 – 2015
As an artist working on paper I got very excited when have heard about “Art on Paper” fair in New York, that coincided with the Armory Fair. I had to go. It felt good that art on paper is finally appreciated and is offered its own space in the art world. But how disappointed I… Read More Art on paper, New York fair 2015. Review.
My on-going interest: comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which has hosted a robotic probe on 12 November 2014 for the 1st time in the human history . I have decided to re-create similar water to the one found on 67P and paint with this water a set of works of the comet (read blog post: 67P: generating water for painting). I often make small… Read More 67P: sketching
My on-going interest: comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which has hosted for the 1st time in the human history a robotic probe on 12 November 2014. During the short period of time after the landing Philae ( a 100 kg (220 lb) robotic probe) has collected some data about the water on the comet, hoping to cast light on the mystery about how did water… Read More 67P: generating water for painting
Yesterday, on September 14th of 2014, I had an amazing day. The reason is that I had my studio at MANA Contemporary open. Starting this September I am at the studio residency program at ESKFF (Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation). I will be working here for 3 months, during which I am planing to complete a set of… Read More Open studios at MANA Contemporary.
I have discovered MANA just recently, when I was invited to go to the open studios there at the end of spring 2014. This place is located in New Jersey and takes 2 large industrial buildings. I was blown away with the scale of this art organization. They not only have large exhibitions, but also… Read More Visiting open studios at MANA contemporary
I could not resist going to the NYC Resistor annual interactive show! What a party! So many creative interactive project made by the members and guests of the Resistor’s community. This kind of event makes me happy after seeing so many talented and creative people. Great DJ, awesome home-brewerd beer and lovely “adorkable” conversations… What… Read More NYC Resistor, Interactive show