Russian painter/collage artist Igor Skaletsky studied at the Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute and began his adventures in collage only a few years ago.
Skaletsky works as an illustrator and when possible he makes it a part of his professional work. He works in both digital and analogue techniques, but prefers traditional collage because it gives him the ability to mix it with painting.
“Collage for me is a technique that widens possibilities to express myself. I think photography and painting perfectly complement each other and combining them, one can achieve an effect which is impossible in ”pure” traditional technique. Collage is unique in its ability to organically combine things which, at first glance, are absolutely incompatible and do not represent any artistic value in themselves. I like the moment when isolated pieces of paper suddenly start “playing” with each other when I put them in the common living space of collage.”
Recently, Skaletsky and drummer Evgeniy Labich, along with Russian indie animation team Self Burning, teamed up to make a stop motion animation film called “Piece” that represents the stages of making a collage.
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