For long years, Vladimir has been getting many curators and art loving fans attention and their wide-opened eyes; not only in his homeland in Russia but from all over the world. Well done artworks that vary from celebrities portraits, commissioned artworks and objects such as beautiful flowers.
I have seen very few landscape or seascape but his painting always spread the joy and happiness through his light and bright fashionable colors. He is a maestro who play with brushes and knives on just a smooth canvas. Born in Khabarovsk, Russia, Vladimir began painting at the age of three and his talent would be noted repeatedly throughout his adolescence.
After having attended the art school, “Krivoj Rog” and having served in the army, Vladimir was admitted to the lvov Polygraphic institute in the former soviet union. Beginning in 1984 vladimir began participating in, and winning, international competitions for poster art. Vladimir moved to Moscow in 1988 and before long Vladimir’s career in commercial art was in full swing. Notable Russian publishing houses sought his talents to design posters and cd and cassette covers for musical groups. While working with the publishing houses he continued to work on his paintings and participate in exhibitions.
In 1990 Vladimir began traveling to Europe where he earned money by painting portraits on the streets of Barcelona, berlin, Vienna and other European cities. It is with this experience he further honed his skills in depicting the human form. Over the past fourteen years, his art has evolved into the striking figurative work he creates today. Vladimir’s vibrant color palette and bold strokes coalesce to create evocative images that possess a timeless sensibility.
In February 2004 Vladimir has signed the long-term contract with American publishing house SOHO editions.
1984-1988 – participant of four international competitions of poster
1985 – winner of all-union competition of caricatures in “Komsomolskaya Pravda”
1988 – winner of soviet-Poland competition of poster (1 place)
1988 – collaboration with companies “melody”, “RDM”, “Moroz Records”, “general records”, “rec records”
1991 – winner of competition for the best poster to “tsar’s hunting” movie (1 and 3 place)
1994 – creation of sculpture installation – project for “reebok”
1996 – winner of competition “body painting” (1 place)
1996 – demonstration of art “body painting” (Austria)
1996 – winner of exhibition “Intercharm 1996” competition “image 2000” (2 place)
1998 – collaboration with magazine “TV park”
1999-2000 – design of magazine “Andrey” and creation of newspaper “Andrey express”
2000 – publication of cards with caricatures of famous Russian stars
2001 – design of four parts of cd, VHA and DVD series “old songs about the main things”
2001-2002 – chief artist on “new comics” magazine
2001-2002 – participant of exhibition of cosmetic company “Debon”. Creation paintings using make-up materials
2002-2003 – collaboration with Nitoussov publishing house. Creation of comics “sapphires of queen eudokiya”
2003 – Collaboration with “Polystar” company. Creation of mini-sculptures.
Vladimir Volegov official website: volegov.com