I was born in Dushanbe, the Republic of Tajikistan in 1958. At the age of eleven, I was awarded entry at the Moscow Surikov School of Visual Arts graduating in 1976 and received my Masters from the Moscow Surikov Academy of Fine Arts in 1982. I moved to the United States in 1994 and currently reside in Lincoln, Nebraska.
I use many different mediums, such as oil, acrylic, and watercolors. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
I create from memory and imagination to inspire a new truth in my artworks. A departure from realism allows me the space to gain a relevant perspective on what I want to communicate, and for me, at that point, the idea becomes sharper. A variety of themes and sources can serve as stimuli, I try to illustrate the common threads and animate the uniqueness into a tapestry by use of design, color and graphical codes. For me, the landscape of art is always changing.
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