October 14, 2011 / 01:13
My daughter Michelle is a perfect company for drawing in a cafe. First of all, she is a very patient model.
few photos of one nice sunny day
October 2, 2011 / 00:57
I just saw beautiful works of Ukrainian folk-primitivist artist, Maria Prymachenko. Maria lived all her life in a village not far from Chernobyl. Her art makes me think of African folk art, scary children stories, Russian Lubbock and drawings of Japanese artist Kazumasa Nagai. And in art this is what I love the most, the associations that start to run in your head and finally transform into inspiration.
more of Maria Prymachenko’s works can be seen here
August 1, 2011 / 15:05
July 3, 2011 / 22:49
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
May 2, 2011 / 09:57
“It’s funny to me, the first thing people pick out. Art is truly like a mirror. If I put humor in there, a funny person will laugh. A person a little fearful will find their fear, whatever it is. That’s one of the great things art does.” © Ray Caesar
April 24, 2011 / 21:09
Came back from Bruxelles where I’ve visited my friend Karin who lives there. Some photos:
I keep asking myself: why, why am I hate so much being back from abroad? I liked my life pretty much before I left. So why all I see for the few first hours is one big uncontrolled mess? The only comforting point is that I already know from the «previous chapters»: the time will pass by, and I’ll like everything back. Even though the mess will stay.
April 3, 2011 / 23:16
and it’s part.
I like this effect: when you stand close you see one thing, but by getting the perspective you get something totally different, new. And then again, you loose the small details.
March 8, 2011 / 00:54
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.
February 5, 2011 / 01:30
For The first time in my life I’m a happy owner of amazing piece of art, which I got by exchange works with famous russian-born israeli artist Yakov Feldman. It is full of dark, gloomy power.
p.s. Спасибо, Яша!
September 10, 2009 / 00:09
«Urbanix Gallery is proud to present Japonaiserie: A group exhibition featuring works by Zoya Cherkassky, Tatyana Luxemburg and Lena Revenko. The opening reception takes place on Thursday, September 10th at 8PM and runs through October 12th.»
So if you are in Israel the next month, please, welcome. I’ll be in the gallery tomorrow for the opening show!
I would like as well to show you a little part of my inspirations by japanese culture.
Utagawa Toyokuni, a great master of woodblock prints, the most amazing of Kabuki actors.
MOE, a magazine of contemporary art and children book’s illustration. Actually, all my art way started with a help of one of MOE’s editors and now a friend of mine, Morishita Noriko.
more, more, more japanese inspiration
March 25, 2009 / 18:26
some photos are by me some by Ian Mitchell
many-many photos of amazing street-art of Berlin and us
March 25, 2009 / 14:57
recently I came back from Berlin, I went there with a colleague-designer Ian to a Pictoplasma conference «Prepare for Pictopia», and also to meet my friend Karin. The even was very interesting and good organized, but unfortunately I’ve discovered that many of great illustrators and artists are not very good speakers, some are not even able to make 5 minutes presentation without their public falling asleep.
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November 30, 2008 / 01:09
November 30, 2008 / 01:03
Recently my friend Karin (who lives in Berlin) and I met in Moscow. Last time I’ve been to Moscow I was twelve, and could only remember a very tasty ice-cream I ate on Exhibition Grounds, and that my cousin Sasha, whose room I occupied during that visit, had a very cool kind of calculator, which could generate mathematical exercises as a game. This time I had definitely more memories. This city is beautiful, sexy, intriguing, but also cruel, clinical and very cold in every respect.
press here to see some photos from my trip >>>
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