"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.
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.