Cvetik-Semicvetik, 2021, Installation View

PASHA was born in USSR, in the year of Brezhnev’s death, so the artist was in the vacuum of Soviet reality, where there was an awareness of his sexuality, an understanding of his difference from his peers, in the complete absence of any information about the existence of homosexuality. This greatly influenced the formation of his personality both as a man and as an artist. PASHA does not reveal his name, preferring to remain anonymous, but he is still not afraid to demonstrate his vulnerability — his projects are deeply personal and intimate.

He has recently entered the field of working on personal projects by raising important questions and issues. His work explores themes of personal past experience, bullying, and discrimination, stereotypes, and xenophobia, identity, and self-identification. PASHA also uses my body as a tool that alongside graphics, objects, and other mediums acts as an instrument of expressing an idea. 

PASHA, LGBT USSR, 2021
Cvetik-Semicvetik, 2021, detail
PASHA, Remember, 2021
PASHA, Remember, 2021
PASHA, Penmanship lessons, 2021
PASHA, Colours Poster, 2021
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