My painting practice is based on issues of ecology, freedom, and self-expression. I strive to express the idea of reconciliation, which is made possible by renewed sensory perception, interest, and attention to simple and familiar forms of matter and abstraction.
VICTO, experienced artist
Based in Scotland, UK
I create my works in the general field of ethics and aesthetics. My goal is to discard the vision and understanding of simple things as annoying factors of routine through visual images. I strive again and again tirelessly to discover beauty in everything, to develop my own optics, its sensitivity to the naturally beautiful. We should open our eyes and free ourselves from the imposed models of perception in order to feel life at every moment, at every point. David Hume's idea of beauty as a product of human consciousness, I am sure, is more relevant today than ever.
There are no minor details in my art. I develop my practice in the context of critical posthumanism. The self, everything that can be worthy of attention, is taken beyond the concrete, human, and extended to all things in the world. Whether it's a tree root or a purely optical effect, we know that they are just as significant for the subtle world matter as any other details from which reality is sewn. I work with visuality as a vehicle of cognition and mutual understanding.
I depict simple things, details, work in an ascetic aesthetic, on large canvases. My work is rooted in the tradition of minimalism, in its phenomenological interpretation - in attention to perception itself, to the representation of simple objects as the beginning and the true source of beauty.
2021, ARTLIFE Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia
2019-2020 – Art school EraArt, St. Petersburg, Russia
2007-2012 – PR, State University of Civil Aviation, St. Petersburg, Russia
2003-2007 – State art school, St. Petersburg, Russia
Master Classes; Art Workshops:
2021, Sasha Robinson, Moscow, Russia
2020, Goga Tandashvili, Moscow, Russia
2020, Alina Fayzi, St.Petersburg, Russia
2022 March “Twenty empty canvases”, St. Petersburg, Russia
2022 January “Botany”, St. Petersburg, Russia
2021 November, Exhibition “What is art?”, St. Petersburg, Russia
2021 August, Exhibition “Contemporary“, London, UK
2021 March, Exhibition "Interior Painting", LenDoc Film Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2020 September. Exhibition “Eternal“, London, UK
2020 August, Exhibition “From St.Petersburg to Europe and back”, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2020 July, Exhibition "Wings" St. Petersburg, Russia
Related work experience:
2021 – present: co-founder Avartspace, St.Petersburg, Russia
2021 – present: Gallery manager, EraArtGallery St.Petersburg, Russia
2020 – present: Curator, EraArt, St.Petersburg, Russia