Dmitriy Polizhaievskyi Artist Bio Dmitry Polizhaievskyi was born in 1987 and raised in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He moved to Los Angeles in 2015, but hadn’t found himself in the arts until very recently. Dmitry is an emerging international artist, whose artworks are primarily defined as abstract expressionistic oil paintings. Dmitry draws his inspiration from watching the painting come to life and unravel as a movie as colors on the canvas change before his eyes, as he paints. Dmitry has just recently fully discovered his artistic drive and potential, and started exploring this medium as a healing practice, which turned into a full time artistic practice. Artist’s Statement I’m a storyteller. I never know what story I’m exploring until the painting is finished. There are stories locked in all of my paintings, but these stories are never the same, they’re everchanging. Each viewer sees a different narrative, different character, and that’s what inspires and fascinates me! These paintings don’t have sides – no up, no down, one can view them as one wishes. My paintings are never planned, they simply unravel on canvas before me. I never plan ahead what I’m going to paint – I just dip the brush in the oil and the works paint themselves. They speak to me, and I invite my audience to listen to them too. I don’t create these artworks – my soul does. My paintings give the viewer a chance to expand the boundaries of their consciousness, and their own reality, to see beyond what they know, or think they know.