Photo of Sergejs Kolecenko
Sergejs Kolecenko in Salekhard workshop

Artist Statement

In my art, I explore human social behavior and my own feelings in regard to society and privacy. I like to observe how people act in different unusual situations, what scares and excites them.

There are times when I analyze situations or ideas thoroughly and then I create images. Other times I see images in my mind vividly in all the details. I create characters who perfectly capture and show emotions I experience in certain situations.

Sometimes I love to draw my ideas in expressive and impulsive ways. Most of the times I just use black ink.

I have chosen printmaking as my main focus because it offers flexibility to express different emotions and ideas and make multiple originals of the same artwork. I like to feel the medium I work with. Some printmaking techniques require patience and sometimes even physical effort to create work. That gives additional depth and meaning to my works.

About Me

Born in 1989. Riga, Latvia

Education:

2014 – 2016 – Art Academy of Latvia – Printmaking faculty, Masters degree
2009 – 2013 – Art Academy of Latvia – Printmaking faculty, Bachelor degree

Awards:

2015 – “City of Sint-Niklaas prize for the best intaglio print” at “The 20th Sint-Niklaas international bookplates and small printmaking competition”

Works in collections:

Dmitry Frolov private collection (RU), The International Ex-Libris Centre (City Museum SteM, BE), Tama Art University (JP), Yamalo-Nenets Regional Museum Complex of I.S.Shemanovsky (RU), and others.

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