Yuriy Kozlov is a charismatic person, and his speech is full of metaphors. People in military uniform, characters with huge teeth, bizarre women – the artist creates fascinating images, and relates them to historical events (mostly of the World War II) and his own fantasies. Texts are an important part of his paintings: they accompany, frame and complement the image. Yuriy came to Open Studio with the support of Shirota & Dolgota Project. It had a beneficial effect on his art and life.