He is one of the more interesting figures on the contemporary Russian art scene.
He has wrapped himself in barbed wire,
He has sewn his lips shut
He has nailed his scrotum to the cobblestones of Red Square
"It was a very important step for me – to understand what happens when a person becomes an artist, when a person becomes stronger than their indifference and overcomes their inertia. I don't think an artist can exist without this and just be isolated and contemplative. An artist has no right not to take a stand."