Yuriy Dvinyaninov (his nickname was “Gnome”), from the city of Karaganda in the north of Kazakhstan, was murdered under mysterious circumstances шт 2007 during a visit to St. Petersburg. Despite his youth – Dvinyaninov was 32 when he was murdered – he had managed to accomplish a lot before his death. He created performances, wrote and sang his own songs, and published poetry. The core of his legacy, however, is formed by the hundreds of notebooks and sketchbooks he left behind, filled with a kind of pictographic poetry that combined text and image in ingenious ways. He was inspired by the heritage of the Russian avant-garde, particularly such artists as Malevich, Mayakovsky, El Lissitzky and others.