Oleg Buryan

Oleg Buryan

St-Petersburg, Russia

About Oleg Buryan

Oleg Buryan was born in 1959, Bila Tserkva, Ukraine. He is a russian and international artist, since 1980’s he lived in Moscow. In 2012 Oleg Buryan moved to St-Petersburg, where he joined St- Petersburg Union of Artists.
He belongs to the first generation of post-Soviet creators, integrated to international context. Before deciding to become an artist he studied medicine at theLeningrad Medical Institute, worked as a lawyer's secretary, a street cleaner and as a censor for rock lyrics at the Moscow Chief of the Department of Culture.
He received his art education (as tapestry artist) at the Moscow Textile College in the 1980s, and studied video art and independent documentary at Moscow State University from 1994 to 1995 (at Associate Professor Deirdre Boyle)). In 1989, O. Buryan was awarded a VDNKh Silver medal for his contribution to Russian culture and became the last person to receive such an award in the Soviet period (1985–1991). In his works various elements of archaic and "ethnic" art are evident.
"Recycled art" is another name for Buryan's art. Some of his sculptures are done as "ready-made" objects and related to the tradition of "Dada" in their absurd humor and strange beauty of animals with human eyes. Buryan's works are characterized by a great amount of versatility in both choice of media and general style, ranging from an oil paintings to an art toys, from a book illustration to a monumental sculpture, from a media art to an installation art, TV and an industrial design. After communicating with him is truly Renaissance sense of abundance, a rare luxury in which all enjoy—art, interesting people, breathtaking experience. Buryan does not seek for scandalize, or shock by some impressive movement. It is simply about to rebuild the lives in his understanding. Buryan's works are in the collections of the Bank WestLB (Germany) and the Amer Sports (Finland), the University of Dundee (Scotland), the Kiev National Museum of Russian Art, (Ukraine), the Saint Petersburg Toy Museum and the Venice Sculpture park