Venice Biennale

The West doesn’t give a shit about Eastern artists – for them we’re still a bunch of monkeys. Really.

Intrigued by his work, I scheduled a Skype talk with David in October. I asked David about his creative path and why he decided to become an artist. David attributed his creativity to the side effects of radiation treatment he received in early childhood. David also told me that his mother was killed in a Bolshevik camp and he was born premature at only five months. His mother was exposed to nuclear radiation during pregnancy and when he was born he was chemically treated as well. David said, “Growing up as an orphan … I was basically an unwanted child and used by Communists for experiments. They used some chemicals. I don’t know what it was. The Russians were using really hard staff … and [some parts] of my brain became more active.”

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