Sergei’s art is a strange combination of high aestheticism and folk “roots”, modernistic extravaganza and dadaistic fragility, symbolic bottomlessness and Russian past print metaphysics, artistic refinement and graphic roughness. But even all of those put together do not make his art unprofessional or eclectic. Rather, it transmits giant spiritual experience and marks the beginning of the sacred, mysterious, the beginning of all beginnings.
Only in the world of creation and art I can simultaneously be a writer and a captain of a long voyage. I can discover new lands and describe their fascination. To reflect the world in painting is to perpetuate it, to prolong its existence. I would like as many people as possible to see my world.
In art, reality has its own ratings and fashion. An artist’s success is not in a place occupied, but in time. There in need style-made policy. Our mainstream is defined with a circle of our colleagues and friends. They are not very young, all our people are nice, but one wouldn’t call them super trendy, that’s why our mainstream is old fashioned and slow.