Human Kindness 1, Misanthropic Anguish 0

Andrew Makarov: “First Date” Свидание 2015. Oil on cardboard, 55 x 67 cm Update: The U.S. Embassy in St. Petersburg has sent word, and kind people there were ready to help. Human Kindness 2, Misanthropic Anguish 0 Andrew’s package was stamped for approval! I woke up this morning with the tracking number on my screen. What… Read More Human Kindness 1, Misanthropic Anguish 0

Today I Dealt a Hand to Humanity to Trump Bureaucracy

A form letter plea sent to powerful senatorial and Presidential representatives of Earth, Inc. on the morning my faith in humanity shall be rekindled. Also, this is a future “thank you” to the present action of any Russian or American high player with a conscience. I know you’re out there! You can’t hide from me! I wrestle existential… Read More Today I Dealt a Hand to Humanity to Trump Bureaucracy

I Had a Sudden Revelation and Insight While Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies For Exhibition

Alexey Stepanov: “Seedlings” “Саженцы” 2015. Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm And that is this… I am a dog. Picasso is a lion. But I am a dog. Picasso is dead. I am not. Thoreau wrote that “a living dog is better than a dead lion”. As a living dog, I work harder than the now… Read More I Had a Sudden Revelation and Insight While Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies For Exhibition

There Will Be A Raffle To Raise Rubles For More International Painting Playdates

“Mums on a Table” 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14″ No, no, you can’t win this one. It was last year’s exhibition prize awarded to a sixth grader for guessing how much money I have made over a lifetime of creative effort. He was only one of two to guess negative, and he went way… Read More There Will Be A Raffle To Raise Rubles For More International Painting Playdates

Please Remember, Painters Are People With Exceptional Personalities And Bureaucracies Are Ghostly Abstractions

Alena Levina Andrew Makarov Alexey Stepanov Lena Ulanova Ron Throop   We are better people than painters. I would hope both a surgeon and plumber society would admit the same. They probably do. Bureaucrats, however, seem to have a knack at de-peopling the people. Does a Russian cat meow with a strong Russian language accent? Has a United… Read More Please Remember, Painters Are People With Exceptional Personalities And Bureaucracies Are Ghostly Abstractions