I was born in 1981 in Simferopol, a Southern Ukrainian city that nowadays belongs to Russia. It is a city within the vicinity of the Black Sea.
My early life was spent living in the so called “Eastern European slums”, being programmed to be a communist in school and also at home. Fortunately, the communist regime ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. The older society began seeking a new identity. As a child, the only thing I could do at the time was to witness the constant resistance between the older and the newer generations, mass confusion and the growth of the “free market”.
This social revolution had a great impact on my persona. It essentially freed me from any hope and belief that I could rely on any political system for my well-being, which is something that I’m grateful for.
Ever since I was young, I have been interested in the arts. As I became an adult, I decided to take my passion to the next level. At the age of 16, I went to study art at Samokish Art School, but never had a chance to complete my studies, as I had the opportunity to move to Israel, which enabled me to vacate the post-communist chaos.
In the new country I continued to develop my creative potential while supporting my livelihood. I took various visual art classes and courses and also received a diploma in 3D Design and Animation
Finally, in 2007, I moved to Vancouver, Canada, which is presently my home and the place I continue my artistic mission.