I was born on February 22, 1984 in Kherson, a provincial town in southern Ukraine in a family of ship cooks. The Soviet Union, of which Ukraine was then a part, gradually dissolved in history along with its values and factories. My childhood and youth passed on the ruins of the communism era with all the ensuing complications of fate. Absolutely ignorant of myself and what I really want, I followed my parents life. I graduated the maritime college and made a career as a deck officer on merchant ships. This brought me to financial independence, but in no way to satisfaction. Until 2009, I was engaged in digital photography without any claims to artistry. However, at certain point I discovered the artworks in gaining popularity photomanipulation genre. Since then I have been actively working withinin it, getting satisfaction from creating large complex works with philosophical meaning. Lacking educational background in art, I discovered my own style, experimenting with techniques and images. Parallel to my art, follows the process of my spiritual search and being. I use bodily and meditative practices from different religions, philosophies and psychology. At certain point, creativity and spiritual enlightenment became one and I made them part of my mission.