Artist - Yury Tolstov
I like all genres and styles in art, however my favorites are realistic portrait, avant-garde, and abstract painting. Pretty often I mix different styles in one picture to achieve the desired impression. As a professional wood artist, I periodically return to my favorite material. Computer graphics and caricatures are also on my list. Recently I’ve got a new passion for bronze sculpture. However, painting still remains the greatest love of my life.
◊ Born in 1957 in Likino-Dulevo, Moscow region.
◊ 1973-77 studied at the Abramtsevo art and industrial school at the Department of art processing of wood.
◊ 1992-95-participation in exhibitions of Russian artists in Germany and France.
◊ 1998 – exhibition of artists in Orekhovo-Zuev in the Central house of artists. Joining the Union of artists of Russia.
◊ 2003-participation in the” international Biennale 2003 ” Malta.
◊ 2004-participation In the Christmas Antiques Fair in the CHA.
◊ 2005-participation in the Anniversary exhibition of graduates of the Abramtsevo art and industrial school “Artist and Craft” in Orekhovo-Zuyevo.
◊ 2006-participation in the exhibition “60 years of the Orekhovo-Zuyev organization of the Union of artists of Russia”.
◊ 2006-work on the wooden iconostasis for the new Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Malaya Dubna.
◊ 2007-participation in the exhibition of drawings in Orekhovo-Zuyevo.
◊ 2008-participation in the exhibition “City and people” in Orekhovo-Zuyevo.
◊ 2009-participation in the exhibition “Portrait, self-portrait” in Orekhovo-Zuyevo.
◊ 2010-participation in the exhibition of Orekhovo-Zuyev artists in Ivanovo.
◊ 2012-published an article about my work in the German magazine “Ostwind”.
◊ 2013-Guslitsa “House of culture” Special project of the 5th Moscow Biennale.
◊ 2014-participation in the international exhibition “ART SHOPPING ” Paris, Louvre.
◊ 2016 – exhibition of full-scale portrait “View from the canvas” in Orekhovo-Zuyevo.
◊ 2017-participation in the exhibition “70 years of the Orekhovo-Zuyev organization of the Union of artists of Russia”.
◊ 2018-participation in the exhibition “Artists of the Moscow region”, New Jerusalem in Istra.
◊ Works are in private collections in Russia, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States.