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I WAS BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN RUSSIA'S FAR EAST, CURRENTLY RESIDE IN NY.
MY PARENTS ALWAYS LIVED AN ARTISTIC LIFE AND WHEN THEY HAD ME THEY HAD NO DOUBTS I WOULD BE AN ARTIST. BY LOOKING AT THEM I HAD NO DOUBTS AS WELL. THEY PUT ME IN OLD SUITCASE, WHICH BECAME MY FIRST BED AND MY FIRST ART STUDIO; THERE I FOUND MY FIRST PENCILS. MY PARENTS MOVED FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER AND I DREW, DREW, DREW. THAT WAS A HAPPY TIME. I USED TO DRAW ON ANY SURFACE I COULD POSSIBLY FIND: ON PAPER, WALLS, AND ASPHALT, EVERYWHERE. I LOVED READING BOOKS WITH PAINTINGS OF GREAT ARTISTS AND ANATOMY BOOKS AS A CHILD. MY MOTHER USED TO HELP ME TO FINISH MY FIRST DRAWINGS AND FATHER USED TO EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT COMPOSITION MEANS AND HOW TO MAKE A DRAWING COMPLETE. 
AND WHEN I TURNED FOUR, I BEGAN TO CALL MY ACTIVITY WORK. MOST IMPORTANT, I KNEW WHAT ART WAS. NOW THIS WORLD GIVES ME INFORMATION, AND ALL THAT I SEE AND FEEL - I PUT ON PAPER.