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  Valeriy Grachov
Ukraine - Join Date: 06/05/2006
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ARTWORK AWARD * A37
Valeriy Grachov
  Biography Statement
 

"Digital Abstracts"

Valeriy Grachov was born in Archangelsk, Russia on January 12, 1949 in the family of serviceman. He graduated from Kiev’s Institute of Engineering and Construction, the faculty of architecture in 1972.

He had fifteen personal exhibitions in Ukraine, two in Czech Republic (1994-1995) and also participated in 3 exhibitions together with other painters. The number of works belongs to some private collections in Ukraine and abroad, especially in Russia, USA, Germany, France, Finland, and Czech Republic.

The paintings render author’s impressions collected from travels in Crimea, Caucasus, Pamirs, Tien Shan, Himalayas and also perennial experience of studying the cultures of India, China and Japan.
My comprehension of absolute unity of the being had formed in the youth. Later I found acknowledgement of this understanding in the philosophy of Spinoza, Dekart, Chinese Daoism, Indian Shunyata and Advaita.

At the moment I position myself as an artist working in direction of romantic realism based on mountain landscape. However, it has not always been like that. My youth passed in stifling time of Breznev’s government and of course everything was prohibited except of socialistic realism. Therefore I kept away from officious art although I had never regarded myself as a dissident. I simply tried to live and work freely and independently, what was duly paid by society with non-admission to market and falling into full oblivion. I managed to get means of subsistence by performing small architectural and designing orders. No doubts that I outgrown ‘child illness of leftishness in abstractionism’ by form-quest trough years. My third and fourth solo exhibitions were almost fully abstract. The following 5 years I painted sky, ‘airplane landscapes’, when the point of view is so...
 
 
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