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Artist Statement

Art for me is primarily a way to speak from the first and third person at the same time. When a work is created, it becomes both a personal and impersonal statement that exposes the (cultural, political, social) structures of the surrounding reality.

With this approach, the idea is more primary than the form, so my work is realized in completely different mediums. I paint, create conceptual objects, shoot video art, tattoos and go out into the streets with street art projects.

Street art is the field of art in which my first (perhaps most famous) works were realized. But at the moment, street art is only one of my areas of activity. Along with the transition to other forms of art, I began to use new materials when creating works. In particular, when creating paintings, I went from spray cans and markers to acrylic and further to oil.

Art is not concrete works, but a process. Reality is changeable, and together with reality my approaches to fixing and displaying it change and mutate.

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  • Education

    2009-2010
    Foundation, Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts, Cambridge, England

    2012-2014
    AFA, New York Film Academy, New York, NY

  • Solo exhibitions

    2019
    Four rooms, "Chaynaya GURU", Kazan, Russia

    2018
    They Just Consume, "Smena Gallery", Kazan, Russia

    2016
    Young artist run free, "Shtab Creative Art Space", Kazan, Russia

    2015
    First Time, "Pips gallery", Brooklyn, New York

  • Group Exhibitions

    2021
    III International Triennial of Contemporary Graphics in Novosibirsk, 

    "The Novosibirsk State Art Museum", Novosibirsk, Russia

    Reflections Virtual Exhibition, “The Holy Art”, London, England


    2019
    Sound of the city, "Gallery of modern art", Kazan, Russia


    2018
    Another time, "Okno Gallery", Kazan, Russia

    2016
    I see it like that, "Ink Gallery", Kazan, Russia
    Tat it up, "Grumpy Bert Gallery", Brooklyn, New York


    2015
    Muse, "Friday Studio Gallery", Brooklyn, New York

  • Publications and Press

    2022
    Шило magazine, issue #1

    2021
    St.Art magazine, issue #6
    BlueBee magazine, issue #5

    2020
    Business Online, Online interview

    2019
    Enter media e-magazine, Online interview

    2018
    Counterproductiv magazine, issue #6

    2017
    INDE e-magazine, Online interview

  • Awards

    2018
    First place in a category "local documentary film" at Kazan international Muslim Film Festival
    Watch: "Why am I doing this"