DMITRY GRUDSKY ― Returning for his sixth year as a Heart artist, Dmitry is a skilled artist who is passionate about creating art for public spaces. He brings more than 30 years of successful practice to his art designs. Dmitry holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Tashkent Art Institute in Russia, where he was exposed to a broad range of artistic styles, building on a strong foundation in classical Western European art traditions with stylistic infusions from Asia Minor. He likes to refer to his art as “mirror that reflects the attributes of each individual site, enhancing its public use and enjoyment,” which is why he hopes people view his art as a multidimensional poem expressing the feelings of people and the feel of place. The intensive training exposed him to a broad range of artistic styles. He uses mixed media and blends ancient Byzantine mosaic techniques with stained glass, mural painting and relief components in pieces that are visually stunning, strongly sculptural, and surprisingly practical. While living in Russia, Dmitry primarily worked on large-scale public art works. Since immigrating to the Bay Area, Dmitry has combined artwork with teaching. He has created art for community projects, commercial offices, schools and a church as well as for private collectors. He instructs adults in a variety of art forms such as mosaic, wire sculpture, ceramics, painting and collage. For more information on Dmitry: www.grudsky.net
This sculpture is approximately 16 inches tall, 17 inches across (at the widest point), on an 8 x 8 inch square steel base and weighs approximately 25 pounds.
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