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Background and artist statement

I am a recipient of the 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 gain a better insight into its modern tendencies.

In my art making I like to utilize and experiment with different drawing and painting media, such as pencil, oil, tempera gouache, acrylic, ink, marker, airbrush, charcoal, and other materials. My work includes observations of human figures and anatomy that I depict in a way to represent every individual’s intrinsic nature and charisma. I am also fond of painting still-lifes, nature, landscapes, animals, and symbolic subjects. In addition, I have experience in weaving (tapestry), collage and sculpting.

Long before I joined the SAIC community, I was seriously interested in drawing human models. I have extensively studied human psychology and anatomy that includes gestures, light/shadow values, and proportions. Drawing and painting from life models brings me astonishing pleasure and emotional cure.

Below I listed my favorite artists:

Vasily Shulzhenko, Valentin Serov, Richard Scherman, Yang Shaobin, Tony Fitzpatrick, 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.

Contact info: ykuzne@saic.edu; (312)646-8780

My work

 

Posession, 57x 49

“Possession”; tempera on canvas, 57″ x 49″, 2017

Out There In Nature, 49x 60

“Out There In Nature”, tempera and pastel on canvas,

Fishing, 31x 41

“Fishing”, oil and acrylic on canvas, 31″ x 41″, 2016

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

Huey, 8 x 10

“Huey”; pencil, watercolor on paper, 8″ x 10″, 2017

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

Soiled Fish Tank, 14 x 13

“Soiled Fish Tank”; collage on a board, mixed media, 2017

Horrors of the mind

“Horrors of the Mind”, pencil, liquid graphite on paper, 24″ x 18″, 2017

Rat Garden, 18 x 24

“Rat Garden”, watercolor, ink on paper, 18″ x 24″, 2017

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

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

Silver Frolics Still-Life, 19.5X 22

“Silver Frolics” still-life; oil on a board, 15″ x 22″, 2017

 

Sorrow, 28 x 19,5

“Sorrow”, pastel, tempera, markers on paper, 28″ x 19,5″,  2016

Sunset

“Sunset”, pencil on paper, 15″ x 11,5″, 2017

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

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

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“Street Abstraction”; oil on canvas, 2015

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

Invisible Circus, 73x 49

“Invisible Circus”: oil on canvas, 73″ x 49″, 2016

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“Her” (version 1), oil on canvas; 74″x 54″, 2014

Prostitute (version 2), 64.5x 49

“Her” (version 2); oil on canvas; 64″ x 49″, 2017

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

Female, 47x 63

“Reclining Female”, oil on canvas, 47″ x 63″, 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

Ana,62.5x 49

“Ana”; tempera on canvas, 62,5″ x 49″, 2015

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“Cultural Layer”; mixed media and collage, 2016

Rainy Sky

“Rainy Sky”, pencil, liquid graphite on paper, 24″ x18″, 2017

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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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“Black Rooster”, pencil on paper, 2017

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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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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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“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.

Figure drawing

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

72' X 78'

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

 

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