Pavel Pepperstein is a Russian painter, writer, critic, art theorist, fashion designer and even rap singer. He was born in 1966 in a family of Moscow conceptualist Victor Pivovarov and writer Irina Pivovarova. In 1985-1987 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. In 1987 Pavel Pepperstein established together with Sergey Anufriev and Yuri Leiderman the Medical Hermeneutics group that existed until 2001. Pavel Pepperstein is a creator and ideologist of the movement “psychedelic realism”. In his art works he combines the recognizable cultural images and witty commentaries, the novels are full of allusions to surrealism, the Malevich’s Suprematic model, oriental watercolour, pop-art, book illustrations and political caricature. During his artistic career Pepperstein has got more than 100 solo exhibitions in Russia and abroad. He participated in the largest Biennale of Contemporary Art: the International Biennale in Sao Paolo (2004), the Venice Biennale (2009), Manifesta (2014). In 2014 he was awarded the Kandinsky Prize in the main nomination “Project of the Year” with his "Holy Politics" exhibition, which was presented in 2014 at Regina Gallery. The painter’s works are in the collections of the State Russian Museum (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Musée du Louvre (Paris, France), Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris, France), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf, Germany) as well as in the private collections all over the world.