I don’t like artist statements. Really, I don’t.
As an artist, they are almost always awkward and painful to write, but I will try to write in form of short sentence.
Painting is a method of research.
In art there is no progress, since no known limits.
The limitation of the means of engendering new forms and the desire of creativity
Painting is a method of rationalizing or destruction of the mind.
VitaliV was born in Odessa and attended Academy of Arts, receiving an M.F.A. in art in 1989. His body of work ranges from figurative art with the UNDERGROUND ART (1983–89) to performances with MANSARDA APTEKA PELE (1985-89). Since 1994, VitaliV’s objects and projects have been exhibited at museums both nationally and internationally, including the Russian State Museum, the Museum of Ethnography, Islington Design Center (London), VideoAkt Biennial (Barcelona), 4th Moscow Art Biennial. Vitaliv has published and guest edited a number of publications like Art Flash, Hermitage, Nomi. In 1993 he held a non-profit artist run organisation “Bank” in Hoxton, London. Vitaliv developed a digital style, which he call VIA ART. He developed designs of porcelain, tableware, fashion style, jewellery and participate in different shows and exhibitions like Jewellery show at Sands, Las Vegas, Fashion week London, Zone Fashion, Paris, Fashion week Trade, Milan. To view some of Vitaliv’s projects visit