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Do we define our boundaries as individuals? Are we shaped by the borders we are born into?

As a person who was born and raised in Russia, I feel that it intrinsically sculpted my identity through my native language, cultural sensibilities, cultural memory, and philosophical perception of the world at large. This border-based belonging is at the very core of my being that travels with me regardless of what physical borders I cross in my life’s journey.

As an artist, however, I question the boundaries socially or culturally imposed on me as a label to go by. In my art, I defy the boundaries of perception, beauty, knowledge, and understanding. Through the visual and conceptual rendering of thought, I aim to reach beyond the borders that separate us and connect to the human experience on a universal level.

And so it goes.  Defined by the borders I was born into to only redefine the boundaries beyond cultural and personal limitations in my artistic expression. Rooted yet ever expanding, subjective yet universally aware.

What are the borders and boundaries that you live by?

“Fragmentation, or Breaking Through.” Acrylics and mixed media collage on canvas. 24×18

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Author: BoldArt

I am an abstract painter and photographer from the upstate New York. Native Russian, I discovered my vocation as an artist through my studies in literature and philosophy. As a result, my art juxtaposes the visual with the philosophical, the subjective with the universal. In my artwork, color, texture and idea/emotion coalesce in a visual dialogue to narrate a story of being and becoming. Both my abstract painting and photography combine spontaneity of experimentation as well as conceptual planning to evoke responses from my viewers. Since word and image always coexisted in my intellectual/creative outlook, I decided to start a blog where I can share my insights and ponderings about my art, creativity, and inspiration.

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