Igor Skaletsky aka igorskaborn 1978 in Voronezh, Russia is a painter/collage artist. He studied at the Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute and began his adventures in collage only a few years ago. In 1990 Skaletsky immigrated to Israel.
Skaletsky combines traditional painting techniques with contemporary technologies. He draws his inspiration from iconic art works, and gives them his own modern interpretation, thus creating a hybrid image separated from time, place and context.
Collage for me is a technique that widens possibilities to express myself. I think photography and painting perfectly complement each other and combining them, one can achieve an effect which is impossible in ”pure” traditional technique. Collage is unique in its ability to organically combine things which, at first glance, are absolutely incompatible and do not represent any artistic value in themselves. I like the moment when isolated pieces of paper suddenly start “playing” with each other when I put them in the common living space of collage.
To see more of Igor Skaletsky’s intriguing work, visit his profile (igorska) on Deviant Art and on Behance.