Dmitrii Volkov is an artist, jeweler and designer, in creating metal art objects since 1996. Born and grew up in Leningrad, he attended the Roerich Arts School and the Schtieglietz State Academy of Art and Industry. Dmitrii was a winner of young St. Petersburg jewelers contest to commemorate 150th birthday of Karl Fabergé and of the “Art Moment” international contest. Art nouveau is his favorite style. His works include the “VVC Tower“ art object for the State Museum of Political History of Russia, the “Moment” art object for the Henkel, metal décor at the façade of the Chamber Stage in the Maly Drama Theatre, restoration of the metal décor at the façade of the DLT store, restoration of the main staircase in the Catherine Palace (Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin).
In my work I focus on combinations of volumes, patterns, colors or all together. They should interact, agree or disagree with each other. Listening to this conversation and forming this relationship are the most exciting things in art. Volumes often interact within a piece of art through crossing facets or absence of facets, polished planes and projecting parts as well as escape to the deep dark cavities and hollows. At times an object can be seen as a human, partially imperfect but constantly striving for perfection. I always treat objects and parts of objects as humans or groups of humans being unique individuals. My favorite material is carbon steel. It proves amazingly deep in case of natural treatment, i.e. waxing, polishing, and patination. It is oxidation ability that makes carbon steel far richer than precious metal in terms of its expressive properties. Traditionally, it is considered to be a disadvantage, yet indeed is a benefit due to the fact that kind of makes up for what the painter did not paint thau making a piece of art beautiful and expressive.