The artist states the following questions: What effect have politics and society had on his decisions? Can a person in a totalitarian society count on progress and development? Who can limit his freedom, not only internal but also physical? And the heroes of Alex's artworks try to answer these questions. They live through all of the stages: fight invisible enemies and with themselves, get angry, fear, delusion, cling to the past, live by inertia, resign themselves, and finally begin to think on their own, leading themselves to freedom.
The themes of Alex's work are closely intertwined with his active citizenship: he has been taking part in exhibitions in support of political prisoners in Russia, directly challenged the regime, openly spoke against the annexation of Crimea, and participated in protests. In this regard, many of Alex's exhibitions were persecuted and harassed for his position and open statements in art.
Alex works with various artistic techniques - traditional painting, graphics, photography, installation, sculpture, and video art, often mixing techniques in his projects. The media helps to express and convey the idea of the work even more accurately: in sculpture, Alexey uses fireclay - rough clay that holds its shape well and looks more natural, without the alignment inherent in faience. In his installations, Alex often refers to objects that are connected with the past, maybe even with childhood, which helps the viewer to travel back and associatively analyze the events that shaped his personality. The artist often exhibits paintings along with sculptures, creating a single composition.