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I was born on 14th August 1957 in Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine), in a military musician family. I've arrived in Moscow in 1973. I worked at building, after that at a factory as an artist designer, in 1989 I graduated from the Moscow art school in memory of 1905. In 1992 I have begun to work with genre compositions together with plain-air schizos of Moscow city landscapes and, of course, with portraits. I have already begun to exhibit when I was a student. The first foreign exhibition was in Australia.
For the first time, I called my collection as "the Planet of Fats" in 2000 (the Moscow journalist L. Urazova suggested it). Nowadays I continue to work on this series, the themes from life are inexhaustible. The characters, of course, change externally and internally as it seems to me. I take a lot of subjects from life: my navy time, study at music school, and around everything is enough. I work hard with pleasure, taking enjoyment from the process. During this time I have made more than 3000 paintings. Since 2006 I have begun to make dolls if it is possible to call them as dolls. So as to make the paintings not becoming bored, I put aside them and shape the figures, sculptures and such as the paintings with light grotesque, without any rage. I hope that all my works have kind irony, and fats are simply big and kind.
My works, naturally, have scattered worldwide, excepting Africa, probably everywhere though I have nothing bad about Africa. When you work with galleries, you don't know where your work has left. My works are situated in the family collections of many Russian politicians and artists: M. Gorbachov, V. Zhirinovsky, Yu. Luzhkov, I. Kobzon, N. Mikhalkov, O. Tabakov, M. Zakharov, I. Oleynikov, Yu. Stoyanov, A. Kucherena, M. Lesin, E. Malysheva, etc. Since 2013 I am cooperating with doll gallery of I. Myzina "Vakhtanov" in the Central House of Artists, and with «Dolls space» gallery. I am participating in a lot of projects and exhibitions. Since 2013 I am taking part in the International salons of dolls on Tishinka from the gallery "Dolls space". Together with them, I am exhibited also in the Moscow puppet theater on Spartakovskaya street