Sergey Ryutin, also known as Toner, was born in 1985 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He lived half his life in Sevastopol, Ukraine before immigrating to Canada in 2001. In 2008 Sergey was extremely proud to become a Canadian Citizen. Sergey obtained technical education and worked in the architectural industry in Calgary, Alberta for 9.5 years. Through the years his creative passion led him to explore a variety of artistic styles and mediums and took him many places across the globe.
I believe my creative expression is at its best when I incorporate a series of unique and disparate styles; though I include elements of meaning that are important to me, the work is inclusive, and is open for viewer’s interpretation. It is a mixture of various approaches, not bound by traditional stylistic principals, yet having an urban art flavour tying it all together. It’s an attempt to reconcile my own unique take on a broad range of topics, while simultaneously connecting with new audiences. My art is iterative in nature, yet it is part of the same journey and a constant pursuit of bettering myself as an artist and as a person. I consider myself really fortunate that my artwork has opened many doors and created many friendships around the globe.
Illustration, Graphic/Digital Art, Painting, Aerosol, Photography, Mixed Media
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