born in khabarovsk, russia, vladimir began painting at the age of three and his talent would ne 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.... more
beginning in 1984 vladimir began participating in, and winning, international competititons for poster art.vladimir moved to moscow in 1988 and before long vladimir's career in commericial 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 fugurative work he creates today. vladimir's colour palette and bold strokes coalesce to create evocative images that posses a timeless sensibility.