Vladimir Migachev was born in 1959 in the village of Kucheryaevo, located in the Oryol region. In the late seventies, the Migachevs moved to Krasnodar where Vladimir enrolled into the Art and Graphic department of Kuban State University. After graduating, Migachev taught technical drawing and standard drawing courses in secondary school.
According to Migachev, his first painting fascination was abstraction. He consistently explored abstract painting from 1986 to the mid-nineties. Migachev appreciated abstract art for its lack of theme, literary references and ability to impact the viewer by means of purely painting features, particularly colour and composition.
In 1997 Migachev dedicated a year to wall painting in Orthodox churches. The practice of painting according to very strict canon laws made him reconsider his art and thus in the late nineties, Migachev returned to figurative painting. With time, landscape became his favourite genre. Nominally, Migachev paints his surroundings of vast, ploughed fields of Kuban with rare islands of poplars, vineyards, steppe farmsteads and railways. Migachev's landscapes are a result of the artist's individual 'spiritual vision' that lets him see the essence of what is happening in the world.
Migachev manages to combine the principle of realistic landscape painting with neo expressionistic approach in his works. The main subject for his paintings is the land, the land that holds his people. On this land history and life are happening. Migachyov's monumental and monochrome landscapes are both representational and conceptual. They can be treated as illusory picturesque spaces and as objects in which material, texture and collage bear emotional and semantic load. The artist brings the basic components of landscape, earth, sky, water and trees to the state of laconic formula and symbols.
Vladimir Migachev works are well-known on the Russian art 'stage'. He often exhibits in Moscow and has generated a growing interest in his art abroad. His paintings reveal the synthesis of the national spiritual culture with the latest trends of the world art.
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions:
2011 Quiet Life. Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, St.
2010 Still Leben, Moscow, Russia.
2010 The Visible Side, Center for Contemporary Art, Vladikavkaz, Russia.
2010 Gabelhofen, Fonsdorf, Austria.
2010 The Long Day. Volga Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2010 Exhibition of graphic works. Ober Gallery, New York, USA.
2010 Distortion. Earth. Agency Art Ru Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2009 Solo Exhibition: stART Galerie, Leoben, Austria.
2009 Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France.
2009 Landscape for Anna. Volga Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2009 Kulturzentrum, St. Michael, Austria.
2008 Personal exhibition of graphic Simple Numbers, VOLGA art gallery, Moscow,
2008 Market of graphic arts Hudgraph 2008, VOLGA art gallery, New Manege,
2008 Ark. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
2008 Peninsula. Volga Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2008 Russia Art Manège Trade Fair, Moscow, Russia.
2007 Solo Exhibition Landscape for Anna, VOLGA art gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2007 Solo Exhibition Primes Numbers. Volga Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2007 Art-Line Gallery, Augsburg, Germany.
2006 Solo Exhibition. A-3 Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2006 Art Manège Trade Fair, Moscow, Russia.
2005 Solo Exhibition: Negative Landscape. Krasnodar Regional Art Museum,
2005 Solo Exhibition: Walk. The New Manège State Exhibition Hall, Moscow,
2005 Group exhibition of artists of the Gallery of Karina Shanshieva, Central
House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
2004 Solo Exhibition. Shanshieva Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2003 Solo Exhibition, Krasnodar Regional Exhibition Hall of Fine Arts, Krasnodar,
2003 Solo Exhibtion, Klarissa Gallery, Krasnodar, Russia
2002 Solo Exhibition, Krasnodar Regional Art Museum, Krasnodar, Russia.
2002 Solo Exhibition, Gordarike Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
2000 11 variants. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
1995 Pearl of sea, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
1994 Artists of Krasnodar, Karlsrye, Krasnodar, Russia.
1993 Art Mith -3, Moscow, Russia.
1989 Youth of Russia, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
Selected Public and Private Collections:
Krasnodar Regional Art Museum, Krasnodar, Russia;
The National Art Gallery, Vladikavkaz, Russia;
The Cherepovets Museum Society, Cherepovets, Russia;
Erarta Museum and Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Private collections in Russia, The United States, The United Kingdom, Austria,
France, Sweden, Germany, Argentina.