This picture is painted on an advertising banner. Since in my city there is no processing of advertising banners, I decided to use them instead of canvases.
The work itself is dedicated to the process of thinking in the bathroom when you think about everything and about nothing at the same time. The colour scheme allows you to abstract from annoying yellow walls. My education as a psychologist and pedagog inspires me to create paintings that play with our minds. Size: 1m x 1,4m. Medium: oil, acrylic on the ad banner.

The diptych “Packs of cigarettes” 2020

For me, a pack of cigarettes is an established symbol, like the McDonald’s or Apple logo. And in my opinion, it is advisable to use this symbol in art. A pack of cigarettes is seen not only as a symbol but also as a global problem that speaks. The black bold letters at the bottom of the pack are my criticisms of everything. A pack with the words “KUNST MUSS SPRECHEN” (ART MUST SPEAK) will be packed in a large zip-lock package that will send us something forbidden (drugs or evidence that is placed in exactly the same packages). The second pack “ ИСКУССТВО ДЛЯ ВСЕХ”(ART FOR ALL) will be placed in a large air-bubble package that will send us to the products/goods that people purchase.
The paintings are drawn on the wallpaper, which are stretched on a stretcher. I believe that contemporary art is something very interior and mixed with design, so I used wallpaper as a replacement for canvas. Size: 1m x 1,4m. Medium: emulsion colour, acrylic on wallpaper.


A more traditional work in which a woman appears in the form of a vessel. Anyone who meets her can fill anything, so for some this is wine, which is getting better and better every year, and for someone it is poison that kills him. I chose a female body, because it is women who are the beauty on the planet.
Size: 60 x 70 cm. Medium: oil on canvas.

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Maksim Shishov


I’m a member of the Artists Trade Union of Russia (Moscow). I worked as an artist at the Shanye Dreaming Art Gallery in Qionghai, Hainan Island, China from November 2018 to January 2019. During this time, for the permanent exhibition, I created 3 sculptures called “WE ARE THE SAME” and 6 paintings (, one of which “SAY NO TO RACISM” went to the final stage of the Walter Koschatzky Kunst-Preis 2019 competition(Vienna, Austria). This painting was published in the online catalogue ( on ​​page 92 and later sold on the opening day, dedicated to this competition. member of The Open Academy of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) in the direction of Contemporary Art, held in August 2019. July 19-24, 2019 – participant of the exhibition of young artists “Formation”, Arkhangelsk. January 22 – February 2 / February 12 – March 10, 2020 – a participant of the regional exhibition “North” (Arkhangelsk/ Severodvinsk).

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