His name is a pseudonym that derives from the Russian artist Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin (1878, Khvalynsk, now Saratov Oblast – February 15, 1939, Leningrad). His date of birth and background is uncertain. His provocative and subversive art has its roots in street art and media art.
Media has described him as a hooligan as well as an art prankster and he has been compared to artists like Marcel Duchamp and Banksy. Petro Wodkins is working in a collaborative way and often invites photographers, directors and creatives to be part of the art works.