I am a multi-disciplinary artist and designer, and a recent Master of Arts graduate from Central Saint Martins. I have a diverse background in fine arts (6 years in academic painting, drawing, sculpture, art history), design (around 6 years on practice in graphic, spatial and communication design) and science (undergraduate background in mathematics and physics). Since 2008, my professional experience spanned Russia, Brazil, Cyprus, China, and the UK. My main specialization was graphic design, which led me to art direction for a couple of months just before I came to London for my master's degree.
My current focus is on:
static and kinetic typography, font / lettering design (experience: around 4 years);
digital sculpture, 3D printing, 3D graphics (experience: around 5 years);
creative direction, narrative, conceptual styling in photography and short film projects (since Jan 2014).
I participated in a group exhibition at Somerset House (April 2013). I participated as font designer and a member of the identity design team for the UK pavilion at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture in Shenzhen, China (December 2013). This project won Biennale’s Academic Committee Award. One of my photography works was digitally showcased on the screen at the Saatchi Gallery (May 2014). With my recent Master’s research work, ‘How can typography be represented in an alter-modernity context’, I participated as a speaker with a paper at the international EVA London 2014 ( Electronic Visualisation & the Arts ) Research Workshop and Conference (July 2014).
Currently I experiment with different media and technology applications in my work, without limiting myself by postmodernist linearity or technological achievements. My work values interconnectedness: I prefer not to view time or the development of the work as linear. In my projects I refer to the past (history), the future (technologies, future trends) and current fields of study (art, design, science, typography, photography, fashion). For me, the space-time continuum is a more relevant way of thinking than a geographic, moment based way. Experimenting with typography and images (static, kinetic, 2D, 3D), I apply highly theoretical and complex metaphorical approaches.
And, additionally, some more facts about myself: I am a contemporary aesthete, digital narcissus and a cosmic kalokagathia philosopher.