The Art of Rain



“The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.” ~ Cyril Connolly

About Rain

A New York surrealist, my allegorical approach to painting has been called dysphoric and silent, vulgar and elegant, horrifying yet romantic. I attribute these dualities to their place of origin – the subconscious. Their primary inspiration are night terrors that afflict me from infancy, and I translate them onto canvas. I wish to portray psycho-spiritual turmoils as they are in their primordial form, undiluted by rationale, and have dedicated my life to their execution. In 1999 I moved from Ukraine to U.S. where I received a bachelors in Illustration from School of Visual Arts and continue pursuing the language of the fantastical and macabre.

Fine Art

  • Hermaphrodite Sleeps

    oil, goldleaf, on masonite
    20x38in
    SOLD

  • Ophelia

    oil on masonite
    20x30in
    SOLD

  • The River

    oil on masonite
    32x45in

  • Maldoror

    oil, goldleaf, on masonite
    20x38in

  • The Letter

    oil on masonite
    16x20in
    SOLD

  • Ghosts of Lovers Past

    oil, goldleaf, on masonite
    20x38in

  • Angel’s Punishment

    oil on masonite,
    16x28in

  • Pact with Prostitution

    oil,goldleaf, on masonite
    30x30in

  • Old Ocean

    oil, goldleaf, on masonite
    20x38in

  • Predatory Love

    oil, goldleaf, on masonite
    11x14in

  • Cupio Dissolvi

    Oil on Masonite
    16x27in

  • Red Devil

    acrylic on canvas
    18x24in

  • ” IGNIS Perdition “

    16 x 40 in
    oil on canvas

  • ” AQUA Beneath “

    16 x 40 in
    oil on canvas

  • ” TERRA The Nurturing “

    16 x 40 in
    oil on canvas
    SOLD

  • ” AER Sanctuary “

    16 x 40 in
    oil on canvas

  • ” Entity “

    24 x 24 in
    oil on canvas
    SOLD

  • ” Nightmare “

    40 x 40 in
    oil on canvas

  • ” Reflection “

    16 x 20 in
    acrylic, moss
    twine on canvas
    SOLD

  • ” The Fates “

    24 x 30 in
    acrylic on canvas

  • Memory

    oil on masonite
    3.5x3.5in
    SOLD

  • Carpe Noctem

    oil on masonite
    12x25in

  • ” The Last Fairytale “

    16 x 20 in
    acrylic on canvas

  • Pangs of Silence

  • Horror Victorianorum Oscar Wilde

  • Horror Victorianorum Insane Asylum

  • ” The Waiting Game “

    18 x 24 in
    acrylic on canvas

Talk to me

JestersJest@gmail.com



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