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Background

I have a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Studio from the Art institute of Chicago (SAIC). Originally, I came from Russia to study different dimensions of art and to get a better insight into its modern tendencies.

My major interests are painting and drawing. I work in different media: pencil, oil, tempera gouache, acrylic, ink, markers, airbrush, charcoal, and other materials. My work includes still-lifes, drawings of plaster casts, observational painting (plain-air), people, nature, landscapes, animals, and conceptual subjects. I also have experience in weaving (tapestry) and sculpting.

In addition, I am fond of sketches. I have done hundreds of them for the past years! In my opinion, a sketch is a crucial part of every serious painting. Long before I joined the SAIC community, I was seriously interested in drawing human models. I studied human anatomy, gestures, light/shadow values, and proportions. Drawing and painting from life models brings me an astonishing pleasure and emotional cure. Currently, I put an emphasis on portraiture and picturing form as my perception of reality.

Below I listed my favorite artists:

Vasily Shulzhenko, KUKRINIKSY (Soviet Russian artists’ group), Valentin Serov, Richard Scherman, Yang Shaobin, Qigu Jiang, Mary Lou Zelazny, Andres Serrano, Lucien Freud, Otto Dix, Balthus, George Stubbs, Georgia O’Keeffe, Toulouse Lautrec, Paul Cezanne and a number of Italian Renaissance artists.

My work

Certain images can be enlarged for closer look by clicking on them.

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“Gnome on a Mushroom”, acrylic, markers, and pastel on paper, 2016

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“Out There in Nature”, acrylic and pastel media on non-stretched primed canvas, 70.8″x 47.2″, 2016

 

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“The Last Supper”, acrylic on thick paper, 60″x 30″, 2016

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“Fishing”, oil and airbrush with acrylic paint on canvas, 30″x 40″, 2016

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“Sharp Is Soft”, airbrush and watercolor pencils on paper; 30″x 40″, 2016

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“Cat and Chick”, acrylic, marker, and pastel on paper, 2016

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“Wolves”, acrylic, watercolor, and markers on paper, 2016

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“Squalor”, acrylic, marker, pastel on paper, 2016

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“Untitled”, oil, photo collage, air brush on canvas, 2016

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“Street Abstraction”, oil on canvas, 2015.

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“Priests” (triptych); ink, acrylic, and markers on paper, 2016

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“Prostitute”, oil on canvas; 74″x 54″, 2014

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“Untitled”, oil on canvas; 48″ x 48″, 2016

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“Invisible Circus”, oil and acrylic airbrush on canvas; 48″ x 72″, 2016

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“Eternal Show”; 68″ x 54″, oil on canvas, 2016

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“Peri”, oil, photo collage, air brush, and gel medium on canvas; 30″x 40″, 2016

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“Cultural Layer”; mixed media, 2016

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Watercolor print “Girl and a Cat”, 2016.

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Watercolor prints “In a Restaurant”, 2016.

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Prints “Carousel”(ink, watercolor, watercolor pencil, and pen media), 2016.

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“Pike (1)” (watercolor, watercolor pencils), 2016.

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Figure prints (Mixed media), 2016.

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“Pike (2)” (watercolor, watercolor pencils), 2016.

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“Rats” (ink print), 2016.

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“Self Devouring” (ink, watercolor, watercolor pencils, pen), 2016.

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Figures: China and flower ornaments (ink, pen, markers), 2016.

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“Dances with the Death” print series (ink, pen, watercolor, markers), 2016.

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“Dance in a Field”; ink prints, 2016

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“Dance in a Barn”; ink print, 2016

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“Dance with Wolves”, ink prints, 2016

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Work overview in a classroom, 2016.

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Installation 2: Paper and clay, wire, feathers on fabric, fabric, glaze, bird taxidermy, glass tile, fake hair, wooden table, cart. 2015

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Installation 2 (detail)

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Installation 2 (detail)

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Installation 2 (detail)

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Installation 2 (detail)

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Installation 1 : Digital prints, clay, wire, fabric, paper, glaze, glitter, wooden table, lights. 2015

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Installation 1 (detail)

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Installation 1 (detail)

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Installation 1

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Installation 1 (detail)

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Portrait, oil on gessoed board; 6 hours  (2015)

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Portrait, oil on board; 5 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on gessoed board; 5 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on canvas; 6 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on gessoed board;               6 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on canvas board; 5 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on canvas board; 3 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on canvas; 5 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on canvas board; 4 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on canvas board; 4 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on canvas board; 5 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on canvas board;             4 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on canvas board;             4 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on canvas board;           5 hours (2015)

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Portrait, oil on canvas board;             5 hours (2015)

Skin Allergies wallpapers version 1

Digital wallpaper, 2015

Skin Allergies wallpapers version 2

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Skin Allergies wallpapers version 3

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Digital wallpaper, 2015

La piel

Digital wallpapers, 2015

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Digital wallpaper, 2015

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Digital wallpaper, 2015

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Digital wallpaper, 2015

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Digital wallpaper, 2015

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“Figure”, Oil on canvas, 2015

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“Figure”, Oil on canvas, 2015

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“Figure”, Oil on canvas, 2015

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“Night painting”, Oil on canvas board, 2015

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“Abandoned Shelter”, oil on canvas, 2015

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“The Fine Arts Building painting”, Oil on canvas board 2015

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“Figure”, Oil on canvas, 2015

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“Figure”, Oil on canvas, 2015

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“Reclyning Figure”, oil on canvas, 60″x 40″, 2015

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Class studies, Oil on canvas board, 2015

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The Fine Arts Building” paintings, Oil on canvas; 2015

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Class studies, Oil on canvas board, 2015

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Class studies, Oil on canvas board, 2015

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“The Fine Arts Building painting”, Oil on canvas 2015

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” In Responce to Tiepolo”, Tempera on muslin, 2015

“Abstraction”, tempera on muslin, 2015

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“Ana”, Tempera on muslin, 2015

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“Kristian”; Oil on canvas, 78″x56″, 2015

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“Ana”, Tempera on muslin, 2015

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“Still-life with Ram Skull”, Oil on canvas board, 2015

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“Fox painting”, Oil on canvas, 72″x48″, 2015

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Class studies, Oil on canvas, 2015

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“Still-life with taxidermy”, Oil on canvas board, 2015

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“Weronika”, Oil on canvas, 2015

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“Abstraction (Pigs)”, Tempera on muslin 2015

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“Class studies, Oil on canvas; 2015

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“Responce to Tiepolo”, Tempera on muslin 2015

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Human figure, oil on canvas, 15″x 20″; 3/2014.

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Sculpture “Identity”. Wire, clay, oil, fabric, taxidermy pheasant, and foil tape; approx. 5 feet tall; 12/2013.

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Human figure; oil on canvas; 2014

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Academic figure drawing study, pencil on paper, 18″ x 25″; 2010.

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Human figure, oil on canvas; 3/2014

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Human figure, oil on canvas; 2014

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Human figure, oil on canvas; 2014

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Human figure, oil on canvas; 2014

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Human figure, oil on canvas; 2014

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Human figure; oil on canvas; 2014

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Human figure; oil on canvas; 2014

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Human figure; oil on canvas; 2014

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“Picasso Project”, Fabric collage, hand-sawn pieces of fabric, 2013

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“Russian Drug Addict”, installation project, 2013

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Female portrait, pencil on paper, 2010

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Human skull, pencil on paper; 2010

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Human figure, wet pastel on paper; 2010

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Triptych “Poppies” tapestry, dyed wool and cotton threads; 2008-2010

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Human figure, pencil on paper; 2010

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Human figure, pencil on paper; 2010

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” My ideal life”, Mixed media (image transfer, oil on canvas) 2013

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Human figure, pencil on paper; 2014

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Various sketches with different time duration.

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Human figure, oil on canvas; 2014

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“A couple”, oil on canvas; 2014

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Sculpture; galvanized wire, plastilina, oil; 2013

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“Me”; Paper, tracing paper, charcoal, tempera, sharpie, glue; 2013

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Installation, Mixed media (photographs, wire, plastilina, oil), 2013

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“Interrogation”, oil on canvas; 48″x72″; 2014

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“Figures”, colored ink on paper; 2013

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“Figures”, colored ink on paper; 2013

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“Figures”, colored ink on paper; 2013

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“Human Figure”, pastel on paper; 2013

Human Figure, color study.

“Human Figure”, oil color study, 2014

Human figure drawing.

Human figure drawing.

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Figure drawing

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Human Figure, pencil on paper.

Human figure drawing.

Human figure drawing.

Female figure, pencil on paper.

Female figure, pencil on paper.

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Female figure, pencil on paper.

Sketch

Sketch

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Sketches

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Pencil on paper.

Pencil on paper.

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Sketch.

Sketch.

Sketch.

“Soldiers”, oil on canvas, 2014

“Blizzard”, oil on canvas, 2014

“Emotions”; 144″ x 96″, oil on canvas, 2014

“Emotions”, detail; 72″x48″

“Emotions”, detail; 72″x48″

Figure study, oil on canvas. 2014

Figure study, oil on canvas, 2014

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“Mother and Child”, oil on canvas; 72″x78″, 2014

Contact Info

Cell: (312) 646-8780

Email: ykuzne@saic.edu