(NEMO) grew up in Chisinau, the capital city of Moldova.
This Eastern European nation is known for its rich artistic
heritage. Nemo, as he is known to his friends, remembers
being fascinated by the carvings and other craftworks that
surrounded him. In particular he loved paintings and from an
early age he was determined to become an artist.
Nemo began intense inquiry into the
style and techniques of the famous painters and formed a
particular interest in the work of the Surrealists. He
enrolled in art school but did not enjoy the strict academic
style of the Russian based academy and abandoned his
traditional training in favor of practical experience. His
talent flourished and soon he was organizing large outdoor
art fairs to show his work and that of other young artists.
At this point Nemo enlisted in the
Soviet Army where he served for two years. After completing
his tour of duty he returned to his artistic career, and
together with a good friend he started a successful business
restoring works of art and painting murals.
The ever increasing freedom in their country inspired the
desire to travel in many cities, and Nemo and his family
moved to Canada. They settled in Niagara Falls and Nemo felt
himself to be at a gateway to the world. Nemo's work is
widely collected and is represented in galleries throughout
Canada, USA and other countries.