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Valery Koroshilov

Valery Koroshilov - painter
"My work is not easy to categorise: there are different and perhaps competing qualities at work, of classical reference and modernity, of the architect and the artisan, of a free spirit with perfectionist tendencies."

Valery Koroshilov is a figurative painter with over 25 years of artistic experience. Koroshilov originally studied architecture in his home country of Russia before moving to the UK and committing entirely to painting.  Presently, he has studios in North London and in Samos, a Greek island, where most of his summers are spent to further develop his portfolio.

Attention to Detail

Bright, vibrant colours encompass most of Koroshilov’s work, with flat areas of strong colour being particularly noticeable on the canvas. This approach complements his meticulous observational techniques, contributing to the realistic nature of his work. Additionally, oil linen is his preferred canvas of choice which allows a deeper expression of his realist works.     

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A Common Tie

Koroshilov paints his work as one continuous narration and therefore, uses many similar elements within its compositions whether it be simple objects or characters interacting with each other. The painter attempts to portray human emotions in their facial expression, which appears to be both a fascinating subject of exploration but also a challenge to Koroshilov’s painting skills to capture the correct emotion.

Established International Presence

Valery has exhibited in over a hundred shows around the world including the The 2010 Artist of the Year Award exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London which he won. His painting “Masquerade” was selected to represent the Annual Chelsea Art Fair in 2004, resulting in being featured widely in the national press including The Times, The London Guide, and The Sunday Times.


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  • 2017
    Schminke Mussini Oil Painting Competition - Nominated– London, United Kingdom
  • 2011
    ArtKudos International Competition- Merit Award– New York, United States
  • 2010
    Artist of The Year Award- First Prize (overall Winner)– London, United Kingdom
  • 1994
    The British Council Fellowship Award- UCL Academic Fellowship– Moscow, Russia

Group exhibitions

  • 2017
    ArtBox Gallery / General Guisan Strasse 8 – Zug, Switzerland
  • 2016
    GX Gallery / 43 Denmark Hill – London, United Kingdom
  • 2015
    Llewellyn Alexander Gallery / 124-126 The Cut, Waterloo – London, United Kingdom
  • 2004
    International Art Expo / Quantum Contemporary Art – New York, United States
  • 2003
    Art Ireland / Karen Taylor Contemporary – Dublin, Ireland

Solo exhibitions

  • 2013
    The Osborne Studio Gallery / 2 Motcomb Street – London, United Kingdom
  • 2012
    Barcelona Showcase / Casa Battlo – Barcelona, Spain
  • 2009
    Standard Chartered Bank / London HQ – London, United Kingdom
  • 2001
    Dolg Gallery / Cafe des'Artistes – Moscow, Russia
  • 1998
    Ersi's Gallery / Lekavitos – Athens, Greece
  • 1998
    The Medici Gallery / Potterierei 15 – Brugge, Belgium

Permanent collections

  • 2012
    Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • 2011
    Centre for Strategy & Communication, United Kingdom
  • 2009
    Standard Chartered Bank, United Kingdom
  • 2008
    P&O Cruises, United Kingdom
  • 2004
    Royal Surgical Aids Society, United Kingdom
  • 1999
    Castle d"Aertrycke, Belgium
  • 1998
    Medici Hotel Brugge, Belgium
  • 1995
    The Slade and University College London, United Kingdom
  • 1991
    International School of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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