Igor and Marina | the artist
Pseudonym: Igor Kozlovsky, Marina Sharapova
Born 12/25/1956 and 04/07/1960, Sankt-Petersburg, Russia.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Husband and wife team, working together on oil on canvas paintings under the pseudonym: "Igor & Marina". Style: we would say - realistic portraits on the abstract background.
The artists live and work in Chicago, IL U.S.A.
We are artists, which is an excellent thing. We are married, also an excellent thing. We work together- not necessarily an excellent thing. What do we mean by this? Clearly its not that we dont find inspiration in each others work or ideas. However, on a practical level, its hard to avoid some problems. First of all, though we have been together for twenty years, whenever we work together on a painting, we spend most of our time arguing. Perhaps this isnt all that surprising.
In the work of Igor Kozlovsky and Marina Sharapova, time is not merely linear; its an element to manipulate, to fold into strikingly original compositions. In each canvas we sense a narrative is implied, but we always fall short of piecing it together its like waking up from a dream.