FNP

The idea of Figurative Numerical Painting has a triple origin. Firstly, it is based on the theoretical work “The Spiral-Driven Development of Colour” which develops the results of a long study of the laws of colour. Secondly, it is part of a quest for a new language in painting that would be truly contemporary. And thirdly, it is meant as an alternative to digital computer painting where images are decomposed into pixels rather than figures.

It is common knowledge that the prism divides sunlight into a spectrum. In physical optics, the length of each colour’s light wave corresponds to a certain sequence of figures. In Figurative Numerical Painting, the shortest wave length, violet, is represented by the number 1. The number 9 represents the longest wave length, purple. The complete spectral scale based on each colour’s wave length is as follows:
1 – violet
2 – blue
3 – blue-green
4 – green
5 – yellow-green
6 – yellow
7 – orange
8 – red
9 – purple

Each colour figure can develop in shades towards black or white. Thus, the entire visible part of the spectrum can be translated into figures that allow a refinement of colour, i.e. it is possible to paint in numbers.

Theme 1. Shape

Smoke is one of the most intricate shapes. It is the image of unrest, instability and freedom due to its volatile and even turbulent features. By replacing each minute particle of smoke with monochrome figures, each of which constitute a fraction of the entire form, I explore new means of organizing the compositional space of painting.

Theme 2. Colour

Beetles and butterflies participate in the realm of colour. The refraction of sunlight in the feathers of exotic birds and the wings of polychrome butterflies is translated into figures, allowing these shapes to be articulated in a newly structured space.

BUTTERFLY #5 . 2008
Tempera, black acrylic on canvas, 120 x 160 cm

BUTTERFLY #5 . 2008 / Fragment
Tempera, black acrylic on canvas, 120 x 160 cm

BUTTERFLY #5 . 2008 / Fragment
Tempera, black acrylic on canvas, 120 x 160 cm

BLUE BUTTERFLY WITH BLACK SPOTS . 2008
Tempera, black acrylic on canvas, 140 x 160 cm

BLUE BUTTERFLY WITH BLACK SPOTS . 2008 / Fragment
Tempera, black acrylic on canvas, 140 x 160 cm

BROWN BUTTERFLY . 2008
Tempera, black acrylic on MDF, 175 x 175 cm

BROWN BUTTERFLY . 2008 / Fragment
Tempera, black acrylic on MDF, 175 x 175 cm

BROWN BUTTERFLY . 2008 / Fragment
Tempera, black acrylic on MDF, 175 x 175 cm

YELLOW BEETLE . 2009
Tempera, black acrylic on MDF, 240 x 300 cm

YELLOW BEETLE . 2009 / Fragment
Tempera, black acrylic on MDF, 240 x 300 cm

YELLOW BEETLE . 2009 / Fragment
Tempera, black acrylic on MDF, 240 x 300 cm

BROWN MOTH . 2010
Tempera, black acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

BROWN MOTH . 2010 / Fragment
Tempera, black acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

BLUE MOTH . 2008
Tempera, black acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

BLUE MOTH . 2008 / Fragment
Tempera, black acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

BLUE MOTH . 2008 / Fragment
Tempera, black acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

SMOKE #1 . 2008
Tempera, black acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

SMOKE #1 . 2008 / Fragment
Tempera, black acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

Blot Painting

NO PAIN NO BRAIN . 2013
Oil, black acrylic enamel on canvas, 300 x 400 cm

BLACK SHADOW OF PUSSY CAT . 2012
Oil, black acrylic enamel on Fabriano Accademia paper, 150 x 300 cm

ANTICIPATION . 2011
Oil, black acrylic enamel on canvas, 300 x 600 cm

SEVEN. MENTAL CREATION OF MATTER . 2017
Oil, black acrylic enamel on canvas, 300 x 480 cm

FORMULA OF THE EGG . 2013
Oil, black acrylic enamel on canvas, 300 x 400 cm

 

MEMBRANE . 2015
Oil, black acrylic enamel on canvas, 300 x 500 cm

 

BIG EYES . 2016
Oil, black acrylic enamel on Fabriano Accademia paper, 300 x 450 cm

 

CHAOS VS ORDER . 2014
Oil, black acrylic enamel on canvas, 300 x 200 cm

POWER OF THE POINT . 2015
Oil, black acrylic enamel on Fabriano Accademia paper, 300 x 200 cm

 

MENTAL CREATION OF MATTER . 2013
Oil, black acrylic enamel on Fabriano Accademia Paper, 300 x 200 cm

 

TO PAY. BLACK TREE . 2012
Oil, black acrylic enamel on Fabriano Accademia paper, 300 x 150 cm

 

BANANAS ONLY . 2013
Oil, black acrylic enamel on canvas, 300 x 200 cm

 

 

POWER OF THE POINT . 2019
Oil, black acrylic enamel on Fabriano Accademia paper, laid down on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

 

Oil Painting

SPRING SALE . 2007 / From the Series TALKING HEADS
Oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

SAATCHI’S BRAIN . 2005 / From the Series TALKING HEADS
Dyptich, oil on canvas, 150 x 400 cm

PORRIDGE #2 . BILL 7,35 / Homage to Velazquez . 2006
Oil, acrylic gel on canvas, 100 x 150 cm

NO CASH NO FLASH . 2006 / From the Series TALKING HEADS
Oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

SURPRISE / Homage to Gerhard Richter . 2007
Oil on Fabriano Accademia paper, laid down on canvas, 150 x 110 cm

BLACK SMILE . 2007 / From the Series MASKS
Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

LAST BILL OF VAN MICKEY / Homage to Van Gogh . 2018
Oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm

DEBTS, BASQUIAT & ANDY WARHOL . 2010
Oil on Fabriano Accademia paper, laid down on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

BILL 5,10 . 2013
Oil on paper, laid down on canvas, 68 x 108 cm

MAMA – MoMA . 2011
Oil on Fabriano Accademia paper, 150 x 300 cm

THE LAST DAY . 2010
Oil on Fabriano Accademia paper, 150 x 300 cm

MR. PRESIDENT / to Amy Winehouse . 2011
Oil on Fabriano Accademia paper, 150 x 300 cm

BILL 1,33 . 2016
Oil on canvas, 25 x 25 cm

BILL 5,69 . 2016
Oil on canvas, 40 x 20 cm

BILL 460,30 . 2010 / From the Series BLACK CALENDER
Oil on calendar paper, laid down on canvas, 36 x 33 cm

SPRING, DEBTS & ALLERGY . 2008
Oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

DESIRE . 2009 / From the Series SCYTHIANS
Oil, acrylic on Fabriano Accademia paper, laid down on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

BILL 1408,53 . WHITE DEER . 2015
Oil, acrylic on Fabriano Accademia paper, laid down on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

LEO, COME BACK . 2007 / self portrait with my muse
Oil on Fabriano Accademia paper, laid down on canvas, 150 x 110 cm

AT DEAD OF NIGHT . 2008 / From the Series SCYTHIANS
Oil on Fabriano Accademia paper, laid down on canvas, 150 x 110 cm

SCYTHIANS #3 . 2008
Oil on Fabriano Accademia paper, laid down on canvas, 150 x 110 cm

SCYTHIANS #1 . 2007
Oil on Fabriano Accademia paper, laid down on canvas, 150 x 110 cm

From the Series SOAP BUBBLES . 2008
Oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

DEBTS OF MOZART . 2008
Oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

WHITE CUP . 2009
Oil on Fabriano Accademia paper, laid down on canvas, 150 x 110 cm

LAST DROP . 2009
Oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

BLUE ENERGY #2 . 2009
Oil on canvas, 200 x 150cm

ANTICIPATION . 2007
Oil on Fabriano Accademia paper, laid down on canvas, 150 x 110 cm

MIRROR / Homage to Francis Bacon . 2008
Oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

BLACK E-MAIL #1 . 2006
Oil, feathers on canvas, 150 x 110 x 20 cm

BLACK E-MAIL #2 . 2006
Oil, feathers on canvas, 150 x 110 x 20 cm

SOLITUDE / Homage to Francis Bacon . 2007
Oil, feathers on canvas, 200 x 150 x 20 cm

LOVE . 2006
Oil, feathers on canvas, 170 x 220 x 20 cm

WHITE SOUL OF DEER . 2009
Oil, feathers on canvas, 160 x 110 x 15 cm

TWO . 2009 / From the Series FEATHERED PAINTING
Oil, feathers on canvas, 125 x 85 x 15 cm

THIRTEEN . 2009
Oil, feathers on canvas, 125 x 85 x 15 cm

SEVEN . 2020 / From the Series INCUBATION
Tempera on eggshell, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 x 6 cm

FEATHERED POINT . 2020
Oil, black enamel on canvas, 30 x 25 x 5 cm

THE POINT . 2019 / From the Series POWER OF THE POINT
Oil, black enamel on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

Eggshell Objects

NANO 547 . 2014
Invisible nano color on 547 eggshells on canvas, 100 x 100 x 7 cm

 

NANO 547 . 2014
Invisible numbers on eggshells under UV-light

NANO 947 . 2012
Invisible nano color on 947 eggshells on canvas, 150 x 150 x 7 cm

NANO 812 . Formula of the White Sun . 2018
Invisible nano color on 812 eggshells on canvas, 120 x 120 x 10 cm

NANO 272 . 2012
Invisible nano color on 272 eggshells on canvas, 80 x 80 x 7 cm

NANO 100 . Formula . 2014
Invisible nano color on 100 eggshells on canvas, 50 x 50 x 6 cm

NANO 720 . 2012
Invisible nano color on 720 eggshells on canvas, 190 x 110 x 7 cm
Collection Museum of Organic Culture, Russia

POINT IS EVERYTHING . 2019
eggshells, acrylic gel, 150 x 150 cm

 

NANO 408 . 2019
Invisible nano color on 408 eggshells on canvas, 100 x 100 x 6 cm

NANO 408 . 2019 / Fragment
Invisible nano color on 408 eggshells on canvas, 100 x 100 x 6 cm

FORMULA OF THE WHITE FLOWER . 2016
Invisible numbers on eggshells under UV light

NANO 1292 . GENOME . 2020
Invisible nano color on 1292 eggshells on canvas, 200 x 150 x 7 cm

NANO 1292 . GENOME . 2020 / Fragment
Invisible nano color on 1292 eggshells on canvas, 200 x 150 x 7 cm

NANO 1292 . GENOME . 2020 / Fragment
Invisible nano color on 1292 eggshells on canvas, 200 x 150 x 7 cm

NANO 1292 . GENOME . 2020 / Fragment
Invisible nano color on 1292 eggshells on canvas, 200 x 150 x 7 cm

NANO 1292 . GENOME . 2020
Invisible numbers on eggshells under UV light

Lemon Yellow Pigment

MEMORY OF THE SUN . YE 01:17. 2016
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

LUXURY . 2013
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment on canvas, 150 x 110 cm

YELLOW EARTH . ICON . 2010
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

MANDORLA . YE 01:58 . 2016
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

LOL . YE . 2013
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

LAST BILL OF LEMUR . 2012
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment on canvas, 200 x 130 cm

BLACK SUN. YE 18:32 . 2017
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

YELLOW IN BLACK#1 . 2012
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment on canvas, mixed media, 92 x 96 x 15 cm

POWER OF THE POINT . 2017
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

LAST DEBTS OF LEMUR . 2012
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment, black acrylic enamel on canvas, 150 x 110 cm

LAST DEBTS OF LEMUR . 2012 / Fragment
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment, black acrylic enamel on canvas, 150 x 110 cm

LAST BEETLE . 2010
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment, beetle on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

BLACK SUN 18:49 . 2017
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

FEATHERING OF THE YELLOW EARTH . 2003
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment, duck feathers on canvas, 20 x 30 x 6 cm

YELLOW EARTH. MEMBRANE . 2015
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

YELLOW EARTH. MEMBRANE . 2015 / Fragment
Sennelier cadmium lemon yellow dry pigment on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

Installations

THE FEATHERED AGGRESSION . 2008
Interactive installation, 180 x 470 x 170 cm, white feathers, mixed media
“Russian Dreams” group exhibition, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USA

UNO . 2011
Interactive installation, 5 m diameter air ball, plastic bags, ventilators
“The Phantom Monuments” group exhibition, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia – Photo by Anton Galetsky

ORGANIC WAY. PENGUIN SPIRAL . 1999
Interactive multimedia installation, 600 m2, white feathers, mural painting, video
The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

SPEED OF FALLING . 2008
Multimedia installation, object 6 m diameter, water in latex, video
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

UNO . 2015
Interactive installation, 4 m diameter air ball, plastic bags, ventilators
KOSMOS SEVEN group exhibition, Pörnbach Contemporary, Germany
Photo by Yuri Palmin

H5N1. SWEET SLEEP . 2006
Installation, 50 m2, white feathers, mural painting, oil paintings
Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia

THE FEATHERED CHAOS . 2010
Installation, 40 m2, white feathers, ventilators
Wilde Gallery, Berlin, Germany

ANTICIPATION . 2011
Air installation, 5 x 8 x 8 m
Rizzordi Art Foundation, Saint Petersburg, Russia