O Studio led by Valentin who was born in Russia, lived in Europe and now resides in New York City. Early years were happily spent accompanying parents on geological expeditions. Chukotka Peninsula at the far edge of Eastern Siberia with the polar sea port Pevek , the place which captivated Valentin by the nature and human history. The land of endless tundra with its indigenous people Chukchi and remote man made goldmines with no roads to the outside world, accessible only by air. Valentin's education and interest in metal led him to his first job, gold smelter. He was hypnotized by metallurgical process of burning off the impurities of gold deposits into pure gold bricks, creating his first metal art. His artistic influence was predominantly based on the Soviet design of Constructivism, Cubizm and Futurism.
“Looking back at art pieces of the Soviet design, you see amazing retro-creations and the result of a systematic, functional, and artistic approach .”
Later his big inspiration were art works of Dali, Picasso, and Gaudi. After years of working with welding, the possibilities of creating art with metal were the direct way to make an object like a painting on canvas. He draws with metal.
“My inspirations are always bold and dynamic. I’m using power tools to create my artwork once captured only in my mind.”
The motto is to push the limits and make new creations that have never been done before; There is no boundaries when it comes to taking on new metal projects. He creates pieces that keep functionality with unique appeal of being hand-made combining his skills and visual effects of today’s technology. Numerous art pieces are sold in his NYC Manhattan and Brooklyn studios, boutique stores, and to collectors from coast to coast.
Today, in New York, among diverse art, design, and architecture O studio transforms its own work to the fusion of structure, color, and rigidity of metal. The result is art that functionally merges an abstraction of the 20th century with innovations of 21st .