"Jumanji" lithographic series is dedicated to the images of the African continent.
I have always been attracted by the wild, animal energy emanating from society. This is a kind of opposition to progress that is inevitably crushing us. We are dying under the onslaught of requirements, protocols, and conformances here and there. The steel shackles of modernity are getting heavy, and our ancient "I" yearns for freedom.

Animals - the expression of our natural needs not only for food and offspring, but also rightfully enjoy the fleeting life, the moment.
The development of technology and progress dictates new speeds to us, makes us run faster than the wind. Not so long ago, i decided to move away from all this fuss in an area that is absolutely undeveloped, which technological progress has not caught on: in the area of ​​Africa! There i met unhurried people enjoying not material goods, but blue skies, and the same unhurried animals: cows endlessly driving away flies with their tails, dogs peacefully snoring in the shade, elephants, etc. Looking at them, you should think about how much you still need to learn.

Series consists of 6 graphic sheets. Arranged in the center, built on a silhouette, distinguished by the laconicism of the pictorial means of expressiveness (roughness of the stroke, bright coloring) - these images resemble two cultural phenomena combined into a single one: on the one hand, ancient petroglyphs, on the other, the works of French modernists.
Series 2021:
Jumanji

"Jumanji" series, 1

The cow opens this series, as it is one of the most common and beloved pets of the Masai. Warm colors convey the feeling of warmth and comfort of a home.



Color autolithography
25*25 inches
2021

"Jumanji" series, 2



The second sheet, as opposed to the rest, is the lightest and most airy, because it tells about a creature that periodically ply in a stream of air masses, about a winged creature, but so earthly - about a turkey. It is as if woven from the lightest fiber, like a chintz napkin.



Color autolithography
25*25 inches
2021

"Jumanji" series, 3

The third sheet of the series conveys to us the warm atmosphere of Africa, represented by us Europeans: there, on the endless sands, pink elephants walk and enjoy life. The elephant is the personification of wild nature, and how small a person is in comparison with it, how insignificant!



Color autolithography
25*25 inches
2021

"Jumanji" series, 4

The fourth sheet crosses the line of reality and the viewer finds himself at the junction of really perceived information and his own fantasies. Especially children love to indulge in inventions, which means that the worst nightmares are children. This winged creature emerged from the darkness of the night, so cold and not always safe. And the truth: there is something to be scared of!



Color autolithography
25*25 inches
2021

"Jumanji" series, 5

The fifth sheet of the series conveys a sense of anxiety and potential danger. A goby, emerging from a gray plane, reminiscent of the cold stone of a cave, looks at the viewer and the imminence bears his gaze - animal nature is unauthorized.



Color autolithography
25*25 inches
2021

"Jumanji" series, 6

The sixth sheet is a fabulous embodiment of a creature that flew into the night. This bird is proud and self-sufficient - it has enough weight to close the series.



Color autolithography
25*25 inches
2021
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