I am born in Moscow (Russia) in 1987. In 1993 we moved to the Netherlands, where I grew up.
In 2017, exhibiting at a group show – Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York
From 2006 – 2011, with an exchange to Antwerp in between I completed my BA (hons) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the Hague (Netherlands).
After 2011, I worked freelance as an artist and had several solo and group shows in the Netherlands and abroad.
From 2015 – 2017, I completed my MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art (hons). In 2015 I was awarded the Irving Wernick Scholarship, which enabled me to study at the Slade.
Why is art important to you?
My work is about wanting to belong somewhere and not being able to. It is about the continous effort to make connections but about not being able to do so. It is the wish to belong in a community, whether it is the Jewish community or the art community and also about communities in general.
Humour and satire is often important in my works in order to alleviate a painful situation, because it is better to laugh than to cry. Colours are important in my works because in my opinion, colours give life to my paintings.
Also I like experimenting with figuration and abstraction and I often have the tendency to use both in 1 painting. Figuration is important for me to tell a certain story, to display the message I want to tell. Abstraction is important for me to make the painting lighter and to create my own abstract worlds or spaces where my figures are situated in.