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July 1, 2012 / 13:23
More than 8 years ago

like a dog with a bone. Coming soon!

The last month I just keep drawing dogs and more dogs.


Maybe it has something to do with our recently adopted friend Tobik. Tobik is so black, that when he moves in the middle of the night, it seems like a darkness itself is moving. And since I have black sofas, every time somebody else sits on Tobik by mistake and then we jump on, scared by his insulted shriek.


I didn’t plan to adopt a dog, but he was crying in the middle of the night near our house and I couldn’t sleep. I found him a good people who wanted to take him, but my daughter Michelle sworn, that she will take a good care of him and clean after him. Interesting, that I believed that, even though I had a dog when I was a child and I also promised my mom I’d take care of him, so I knew how would it be for real.

So here we are, me and Tobik, him sleeping near me and in between his sleep ruining the house and my shoes in particular, and me, drawing more and more dogs…

Tags: art process, inspiration, michelle, my_life

April 20, 2012 / 19:11
More than 8 years ago

drawing faces at Loveat cafe



Tags: art process, life in tel aviv, my_life, sketchbooks, sketches

April 19, 2012 / 00:13
More than 8 years ago

work in process


the pattern is inspired by work of iranian artist Hossein Fallahi. I don’t know why, but traditional percian ornaments and miniature paintings really excite me.

Tags: art process

April 5, 2012 / 03:02
More than 8 years ago

odd children series, almost ready



Tags: My working place, art process

December 18, 2011 / 23:30
More than 9 years ago

drawing on Bettina’s plates

photo by Nagi Ademet

One of the biggest pleasures for me is a collaboration with talented artists in other fields. I importune many of my friends with «Let’s do something cool together», and sometimes it works out. Recently I made a collaboration project with a swiss ceramic artist Bettina Ammann.

many photos — cut how we made it and what we finally had

Tags: art process, collaboration, my friends

October 3, 2011 / 09:19
More than 9 years ago

something new: transparency and layers

I’m exploring two levels transparent framing. These two works go in October to Affordable Art Fair in UK (with 9 more).


bigger size and few photos of the process

Tags: art process, my art, transparency

July 3, 2011 / 22:49
More than 9 years ago

another sketchbook

I have to count once, how many sketchbooks do I already have, because people keep asking me. I answer «a lot». I guess, around 25-30. Every sketchbook is really different, some are old are from the art academy, some — from travel, from work, and they contain all the interesting things I can find and stick or draw. I carry my sketchbook everywhere with me and really feel it is kind of my «home», my private space, where I can hide while drawing. So, I invite you to see my inspiration, sketches and the way of thinking.


many-many sketchbook pages

Tags: art process, handmade, inspiration, reference, sketchbooks, sketches, streetart

June 21, 2011 / 10:48
More than 9 years ago

mirror, mirror on the wall

I like when something that looks like art pops up from unexpected places. Like a mirror effect on my web camera — for days I’m absolutely ensorcelled by it’s accidental symmetry.



Tags: My working place, art process, funny, my art

June 17, 2011 / 13:22
More than 9 years ago

very little work

It even hasn’t enough place for my stamp :) Still thinking about the name…


Tags: My working place, art process, my art

June 7, 2011 / 00:43
More than 9 years ago

Katia U. and Katia Ch. grew up :)


Tags: My working place, art process

June 7, 2011 / 00:26
More than 9 years ago

spagetti eaters


* not for sale.

Tags: art process, sketchbooks, sketches

March 8, 2011 / 00:54
More than 10 years ago

in front of me now…

See the old porcelain statuette in the middle? I got from my grandma. And she got it from her pupils while being a teacher of Russian literature and language in Minsk. It used to stand in the the buffet, behind the glass, and as a child I was forbidden to play with it. Of course I took it out of the buffet when nobody was around. But, well, it wasn’t so interesting to play with it anyway. Later, I read Gogol’s «Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka» and recognized that scene. Cool book, btw — ukranian fantastic realism :)

Two puppet heads next to it I bought in a puppet-workshop in Burma. It was to heavy to carry around the whole dolls in backpack. The funny bird with long legs and a gramophone next to it I bought on a flea market in Jaffa. And a little bear in the left corner — it’s a Russian Winnie-the-Pooh, yes, Russian Winnie-the-Pooh is black! But this one has also unusual long gray fur. My dad was carrying it around as a talisman. Then gave it to me, when we met after 17 years.


Tags: My working place, art process, inspiration, my art, my_life

February 21, 2011 / 01:53
More than 10 years ago

Comme ca du mode. The process.


and finally:


Tags: art process, my art

February 14, 2011 / 15:29
More than 10 years ago

Michelle as a japanese kid

I’ve decided to make some photo-reference for my art


Tags: art process, michelle, my art, reference

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