An artist is an eternal wanderer.

 

"It is easy to see that paintings of Rombicus are "independent"and not derived from the works of others, neither in their subjects nor in their formal characteristics. Many of his works are dominated by freedom and spontaneity, a kind of uninhibited, unrestrained, elemental, and "brigandish" principle. The grotesquerie of his decisions, the parody, the uncouth and rude nature of the imagesare combined with a provocative, shocking plot. The sharply delineated geometrical figures and planes, each of which has been meticulously crafted in terms of texture and color, produce an unusual expressive style in which the linear-graphic principle is masterfully combined with the picturesque and coloristic. The inner world of the artist is actively incorporated into the life that surrounds him. As a result, the independent search for pure form and speculative abstraction are alien to him. In the paintings of Rombicus, the plot, literary character, dramatic narrative, and pursuit of an individually psychological portrayal of his images.The tasks assigned to the artist are not simple. Behind his paintings, the realities of constant observation and sketching conceal themselves. Therefore, despite the improvisation and caricature, the images of Rombicus are very lifelike and recognizable. In most of his paintings, sarcasm is combined with warmth and sympathy - they “hook you,” excite, and activate our perceptions, evoke smiles, immerse us in dreams, and bring us into a circle of diverse associations."

 

Ninel Ziterova, (art critic, member of the International Union of Artists).

"Сubism began as a trend in painting from the moment Pablo Picasso painted his famous

"The Girls of Avignon" in 1907. In more than a century, it has acquired many different modifications and movements..


Rombicus is a new name for us which makes him especially interesting as he has absolutely wonderful works. But the most important thing is that today we are witnessing one of the new directions of this style, which I would characterize as a "Grotesque Cubism" and which conceals behind the "lightness of the genre" important life problems that sometimes can and should be talked about with a smile.. The uniqueness of the works of Rombicus also lies in the fact that in addition to a remarkable technique, in his work there is a thought that is not so often found in contemporary art."

Wladimir Karasev (art critic, historian, archaeologist)

"It often happens that one particular piece of art immediately draws attention to the artist. In my case it was a painting of Rombicus "Street Jazz" (2015). The painting features a street musician or, as I would call him, "the Harlequin of the street". This expressive figure with so typical for the painting style of Rombicus jagged forms and bright colors, which seems to open the doors to the creative forces and to the breath of life in a big city, made a deep impression on me. It was as if in this made me see and feel the refinement of the artist's soul.


I got to know Rombicus personally in Berlin, during the OpenAirGallery art festival. He was standing amidst his inimitable paintings, wearing his straw hat. His exposition - extreme paintings, amazing in their simplicity of subjects with exact recognizability of characters, intertwined through intricate angles - impressed me also with a subtle sense of humour.

I found myself facing a kind of a teasing observation of people,  reminding us that we just have to stay human.

The cartoon set of texture in extreme formations allows the viewers an easy and amusing perception of the quirks of human behaviour. The originals are captivating through their drawing technique and the set of color spots rooted in expressionism, which can also be called the splitting of color on a plane that creates space. These subtle color rows become explicit only after careful consideration. It is this technique that adds lightness and creates the appropriate mood on the part of the the viewer as well as provides brilliance

to the caricature-like images of the extreme art of Rombicus."

Hildegard Willenbring (art critic)