As a kid, I studied art with a talented artist and educator Yakov Frumgarts at the Children Art Studio in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Studio focused on developing imagination, composition, and life drawing skills. Later I had many more years of formal art education yet the Studio played the most important role in my becoming an artist.
I always have been interested in trying various mediums and finding what works best for each project. I've done wood carvings, mosaics, glass painting, and more. Then there was a period when I focused almost entirely on linocut printmaking. Today, I do drawings, acrylic and pastel painting, collage, digital work, etc. It's fun to explore and learn more about art.
Love for poetry had a great impression on my work. Like a short piece of poetry can say more with fewer words than a long novel, a graphic image, laconic and powerful, can convey much "on a limited budget". Uniting strong concepts and expressive graphics, I create visual metaphors with multiple layers of meaning.