Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii

Vyacheslav Mikhailov

About the Artist

Vyacheslav Mikhailov was born in the remote village of Arzgir, located in the Stavropol region. After serving in the army, Mikhailov attended the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad where he studied under the renowned art professor Yevsey Moisejenko.

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Vyacheslav Mikhailov

Vyacheslav Mikhailov was born in the remote village of Arzgir, located in the Stavropol region. After serving in the army, Mikhailov attended the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad where he studied under the renowned art professor Yevsey Moisejenko.

After completing his post-graduate studies in 1979, Mikhailov, along with Valery Lukka (also an Academy of Arts graduate) and Felix Volosenkov, founded an art group, later named by art critics The Three Bogatyrs, devoted to searching for new ways of expression.  In order to create their desired painterly effect they used layers of levkas (a traditional material used in icon painting) and impasto paint application to create relief, and thus moved away from the established painting tradition, seeking to make their works more organic and visceral.  Though their work contained literary references and links to mythology, their focus was the physicality of texture.

Mikhailov is now one of the foremost painters in St. Petersburg, and has developed a painterly language that is founded in form and semantics.  His paintings fascinate with their intricate surfaces and saturated colours.  Working in large series and developing a group of work over an extended period of time, his work is founded on the idea of memory, and is himself committed to both the present and the past in his painting practice.

In the early 1980's Mikhailov began participating in various exhibitions, both in Russia and abroad in Europe, China and America.  He had a solo exhibition at the Russian State Museum in 1995 and contributed to a group exhibition at the Hermitage Museum in 2004.  He is a member of the Russian Association of Artists and a member of the State Artists Association of Italy, ITALART.  He has also been awarded the title of "Honoured Artist of Russia".  Since 1977, Vyacheslav Mikhailov has participated in over 200 exhibitions.

 

Selected Exhibtions, Auctions and Art Fairs:

2012         Vyacheslav Mikhailov:  Painting | Graphic Work.  The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2008         Vyacheslav Mikhailov.  Art re: FLUX, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2007         Sotheby's, London, UK.

2007         MacDougall's, London, UK.

2006         Sotheby's, New York, USA.

2006         Mikhailov.  ASA Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2005         Architetture di colore  Design Art Gallery, Bologna, Italy.

2004         Vyacheslav Mikhailov. Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2003         Art Moscow: Central House of Artists.  Moscow, Russia.

2001         Mikhailov.  Atelier Angelika Bleicker-Schafer, Hamburg, Germany.

2000         Ach Ring der Kunstfreunde.  Gallery POOL, Hamburg, Germany.

1999         Vyacheslav Mikhailov.  Arts Institute, Cunzin, China.

1998         Kunst Macht Wind.  Timmendorf, Germany.

1997         Artists of St. Petersburg.  The Cultural Centre, San Bendetto del Tronto, Italy.

1996         Mikhailov.  Neue Gallerie, Hamburg, Germany.

1996         Freie Kunst.  St. Michaelis, Hamburg, Germany.

1995         Vyacheslav Mikhailov.  The State Russian Museum, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.

1992         Russian Artists.  Gioffredo Gallery, Nice, France.

1991         Art Junction International, Nice, France.

1990         Drouot Auctions House, Paris, France.

1990         Aarthus, Nelleman & Thomsen, Denmark.

1989         The Art of Russia.  Versailles, France.

1989         Christie's London, UK.

1988         Koller Gallery, Zurich ,Swizterland.

 

Museum collections:

Over 40 museums and a number of private collections in Russia and abroad feature paintings by Vyacheslav Mikhailov. Among the museum collections are:

Erarta, Museum Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.

State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

Modern Art Museum, Moscow, Russia.

Cultural Fund of Russia, Moscow, Russia.

State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.

All-Russian Museum of A.S. Pushkin, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Arts Academy Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

State Museum of Theater and Music, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Fine Arts Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan, Tatarstan.

Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine.

Museum at Schmidt-Haus, Nabburg, Germany.

Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany.

Zimmerly Art Museum, New Jersey, USA.

Museum of Soviet Unofficial Art, New York, USA.

State Museum of International Art, Beijing, China.

State Museum of Art, Shanghai, China.

State Art Gallery, Mandal, Norway.

Art Museum, Tampere, Finland.

Kadriorg State Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia.

Private collectors of his work include Vladimir Putin and many other prominent collectors in Russia and across Europe including Belgium, UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, USA, France, and Finland.

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Artwork

Florentine Motive no. 120

Florentine Motive no. 120

Florentine Motive no. 140

Florentine Motive no. 140

Florentine Motive no. 128

Florentine Motive no. 128

Morning at the Fontanka River

Morning at the Fontanka River

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii

Artist and Model no. 1

Artist and Model no. 1

Artist and Model no. 2

Artist and Model no. 2

Dance

Dance

Victoria

Victoria

Large Nude

Large Nude

Artist and Model no. 3

Artist and Model no. 3

Artist and Model no. 4

Artist and Model no. 4

Artist and Model no. 5

Artist and Model no. 5

Love Story

Love Story

Nude no. 3

Nude no. 3

Dina

Dina

Horse

Horse

Arch

Arch

Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem

Arc of the Covenant

Arc of the Covenant

Cathedral of the Transfiguration, Solovki

Cathedral of the Transfiguration, Solovki

Pompeii XXVI

Pompeii XXVI

The Entry to Jerusalem

The Entry to Jerusalem

Antibes VIII

Antibes VIII

Suburbs

Suburbs

The Potseluev Bridge

The Potseluev Bridge

Florentine motif #82

Florentine motif #82

Fontanka`s Embankment

Fontanka`s Embankment

Embankment

Embankment

Pompeii XXXX

Pompeii XXXX