Yaroslav Koporulin grew up in post-Soviet Moscow, and witnessed a dramatic transformation of Russian life and culture. People were thrust into a new, unknown, capitalistic model. These societal changes had moved Koporulin to explore in greater depth an individual’s path to self-recognition and rediscovery. With the use of metaphorical settings, objects and characters, he created his own mythology inspired by history, a rise and fall of power structures, and conflicting intricacy of human existence in the world. Koporulin's interest in places of uncertainty, places in-between cultures, stability and identity are shown in his artistic practice, which ranged from traditional drawing and sculpture to installation, object-making, video animation, and digital media art.