Bow – Dmitrii Volkov

2020 | 48 x 7 x 33 inches | Steel

I work with many materials – iron, silver, copper, bronze, wood, and glass – but my favorite material is carbon steel. Steel is amazingly resilient to treatments such as waxing, polishing and patination – producing a special sheen through oxidation. It is, in fact, its oxidation quality that makes carbon steel far richer than precious metals in its ability to be expressive. It becomes a canvas through which shines what the painter didn't paint.

In my work, I focus on combinations of volumes, patterns and colors – which can interact, agree or disagree with each other. For example, volumes often interact within a piece of art through crossing facets or the absence of facts, polished planes, projecting parts, and parts that escape into deep, dark cavities and hollows.

Dmitrii Volkov

Dmitrii Volkov began his career as an artist as a child from the fine art. In 1993, he received his M.F.A. in Art Design and Book Illustration from The Nicholas Roerich Art School. In 2000, he graduated from The Schtieglitz State Academy of Art and Industry with an M.F.A. in Metalworking and Jewelry. Dmitrii’s career achievements started while he was yet a student with the first-place award at the Young Jewelers Competition held in St. Petersburg on the 150th anniversary of Carl Faberg. As a metal artisan, Dmitrii was selected for the restoration of the 18th century Catherine the Great Palace in the environs of Saint Petersburg, part of the UNESCO heritage site since 1991. In 2007-9, Dmitrii V. was engaged in significant project designing and fabricating the rooftop crosses, iconostasis, and the entire set of of liturgical objects for the newly constructed St.Nicholas Church 30 miles south-west of Saint Petersburg. During last 26 years Dmitrii V. has fabricated numerous commissions for residential and non-residential spaces, participated in international exhibitions, competitions, and keep doing his search in art metal.

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