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ABOUT ARTIST

ABOUT

The main idea underlying my work is reflecting the truth of reality, which, in my view, is life’s most important aspect. This truth may be called art, aesthetics, reality, life or even God. I see all these concepts as different notions of one essence. In addition, art is a tool that can physically express these elements and, as a result, remind us of the sublime beauty and mystery that is often lost in the more mundane things of the world. Therefore, art is a mediator into a more subtle reality. Contemplating a true work of art is an elevating experience which requires only the ability to sense the aesthetic quality. Through my practice I search for the truth that can be exposed through art and thereby revealed to the world to be enjoyed and appreciated. As life and art are one for me, it is often the case that the laws of life help me to understand art, and vice-versa. As a result, my artistic practice becomes a practice of self-realization and personal growth. To find my true inner artist and allow it to do the work is the only task I see before myself. When it is accessed, the process of creation becomes a freedom, where each mistake can be transformed into the most interesting element of the work. At the end of such a process, the result must reflect an art that is light, strong, rich, alive and simple, all at once. In order to achieve this goal, trust and joy must be present.

EDUCATION

MSc - Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating and Criticism                                 
Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, UK                                                   

SEP 2017 - DEC 2018 

BA - Visual Arts  (Exchange Programme)                                                                                       
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, Italy

FEB 2015 - JUL 2016

BA (Hons) - Fine Art                                                                                                                         

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee, UK

SEP 2013 - JUL 2017
 

EXHIBITIONS 

2018 FEB  "Royal Scottish Watercolours 137th Annual Exhibition" Scottish National  (Lower) Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2017 AUG "Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show", Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2017 JUL "NEW GENERATION SHOW". Compass Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2017 JUN "Best of Scottish Art School Graduates", Art Pistol Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2017 MAY "DJCAD Degree Show", Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland, UK

2016 DEC "Spectrum Miami" (Represented by Art V. International), Miami, FL, USA

2015 FEB "UOD Selected Works" - Matthew Building, Dundee, Scotland,  UK

2015 JAN Solo Show - Galleria Riga Center, Riga, LV

AWARDS


2018 FEB "Royal Scottish Watercolours  Watermark Award" 137th Annual Exhibition
2017 MAY "The Farquhar Reid Trust Prize" for Drawing and Painting
2015 DEC "Scholarship in Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti"

PUBLICATIONS

2018 MAR "Talented Young Artists Win Watercolour Awards", www.rsw.org.uk

2017 MAY "Art review: Duncan of Jordanstone Degree Show 2017", THE SCOTSMAN

2017 MAY "University of Dundee’s Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show 2017", THE HERALD