Series 2019:
Portraits of strangers
A series of colored lithographs "Portraits of Strangers" is an unusual story about people with an unusual perception of the world. We are all used to the idea that black is black and that right is always only on the right side. And how do those for whom such basic things are not an axiom celebrate themselves? What if you cannot put your nose, mouth and eyes into a single image, because for you these are only scattered geometric shapes... And you recognize your friend only by the mustache! And our society is so used to instantly giving out labels and blaming for being different. One day I picked up a book by Oliver Sacks, the world famous British neurologist and neuropsychologist "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," and was struck down. He describes the most interesting clinical stories of our patients in simple and lively language. This is something unimaginable, you are constantly in the full feeling that this is something from the Wells or the Strugatskys, all this is fantasy, maybe based on scientific works. But no! This is a reality that we do not see, or we prefer not to see. I thought for a long time and tried to imagine myself in their place. Here are some of these attempts and resulted in a series of graphic sheets. Incompatible aggressive colors and the most simple and clear forms call to pay attention to the conflict, a certain painfulness of what is happening.

"Portraits of strangers" series, 1

This sheet tells us about a person who cannot find a place for himself in this world. The caustic and sharp environment sharply discord with his inner self-awareness. In a way, he is blind... he does not know where to go and how to behave, and the key to the door that must be entered has long been lost...


Color autolithography
28*20 inches
2020

"Portraits of strangers" series, 2

In this sheet, impersonal characters are not able to identify themselves or the interlocutor as a person. They cannot come to an understanding, everything is confused: people, horses, a little more and now the interior becomes the main character, and the characters dissolve in it.


Color autolithography
28*20 inches
2019

"Portraits of strangers" series, 3

This work is about a little man thinking in the night. Fear bound him, and the approaching cold distorts space. And now either the eye, or the hole from the stool and the stars are falling from the sky... And I only want one thing - to get lost in the sheets.


Color autolithography
28*20 inches
2019
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