French painter-photographer, originally from Russia, graduated from Moscow Fine Art School, has been living and working in Paris since 1986. The camera was always his working tool, whereas photos were some kind of sketchbook. Photography has recently become his second profession. Light, rhythm, atmosphere are essential as in his painting as on his photographic images. The main photographic topics of this artist are women beauties, portraits, nudes, and still life, which are carefully arranged and posed. His imagination demolishes temporal reality – time is irrelevant on his images.
My subjects are often inspired with mythological theme that are in a way chosen constrains to lead viewers to accomplish a certain visual parkour or journey. What originally inspired me to create each painting concerns only me as an artist. Viewers’ interpretation concerns only them.
Born in 1953 in Moscow where he studied at Fine Art school. Escaped from the Soviet Union in 1980. After having lived in Italy and Canada, he permanently settled in France in 1987.
Exhibits regularly in art galleries in France, Italy and Netherland.
Has many personal exhibitions.
Won a lot of awards, three of which the distinguished prizes of Fine Art Academy.
The paintings and photos are in private collections in the following countries: France, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, England, the USA, Canada, China and Russia
1982 : GaIerie MAGIE DE L'ART, Montreal, Canada
1994 : CENTRE D ART de la ville de Montreal, Canada
1906 : Galerie John DANIEL, Montreal, Canada
1988 : CITE INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS Paris, France
1980 : GALERIE DES PLATANES, Genève, Switzerland
1994 : Galerie des TROIS MAILLETZ, Paris, France
1997 : Galerie FRANCIS BARLIER, Paris, France
2000 : Galerie VISCONTI, Paris, France
2001 : Avec ANSO - Galerie DE TwEE PAUWEN, Den Haag, Netherlands
2002 : Avec ANSO - Galerie VISCONTI, Paris, France
2002 : Avec ANSO - Galerie FORNI, Bologna, Italia
2006 : Exposition rétrospective 1995-2005, PANORAMA MUZEUM Badfrankenhausen Germany
2008 : Galerie FORNI, Bologna, Italia
2009 : Galerie DE TWEE PAUWEN, Den Haag, Netherlands
2009 : Galerie FRANCIS BARLIER, Paris, France
2011 : Galerie L’ART DU TEMPS, Drome provençale, France