From my grandfather lecturing crowds on communism and my grandmother baptizing her kids in secrect, as it was against the Soviet party ideology, to my father protecting his business from reketeering after he was forced to quit science, and the devaluing of money after the financial crisis of 98', I was exposed to the uncertanty of life growing up in Russia in the 1990s.
We are the children of a broken generation, of people who had their values, dreams and lives destroyed overnight, to persevere and literally fight for survival.
We are the children who get to tell the story of growing up in the aftermath of perestroika. Internal conflict, spiritual frustration and existential melancholy are our everyday companions.
My work is an attempt to find a resolution for the contradicting emotions of difficult times people go through in life. I hope it brings the viewer a sense of peace and reconciliation.