Denis Sarazhin ( born 1982 in Nikopol, Ukraine ) studied at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where he currently lives and works.
The human figure is the focus of his paintings. The artist is interested in interpersonal relationships, identity issues and the search for oneself. These private and yet universal questions are conveyed to the beholder through the communicative potential of the human body as a motif and through the possibilities of painting. They are reflected in his oil paintings primarily in the expressive movements of the limbs of his figures. The hands are the most characteristic element of his work. With powerful depictions Sarazhin formulates different statements about human experiences and sentiments. The artist uses oil paints to visualize thoughts and emotions on the canvas, which can otherwise only be experienced purely mentally and are difficult to express verbally.