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Dmitry Samarov | Featured Artist No. 2

Spigot (2015)
Gouache on paper
11×14 inches

DMITRY SAMAROV was born in Moscow, USSR in 1970. He immigrated to the US with his family in 1978. He got in trouble in 1st grade for doodling on his Lenin Red Star pin and hasn’t stopped doodling since. After a false start at Parsons School of Design in New York, he graduated with a BFA in painting and printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993.

A hallmark of a talented artist is his or her ability to take something everyday, mundane almost, and shift the viewer’s perspective of that object or scene. Dmitry has this quality. The main subject of the work selected for this series is the domestic. Household places that we experience everyday are given a freshness through his choice of framing, color, and a very deliberate…

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FEATURED ARTIST SERIES

No. 1 – Courtney Carroll artwork
No. 2 – Dmitry Samarov artwork