Autumn paintings by Alexander Volkov
Russian artist Alexander Volkov was born in St. Petersburg in 1960. From the age of 7 to 17 he studied at foreign languages school. In 1986 he graduated from the Faculty of Physics, Leningrad State University. After graduation, Alexander worked as an animator at Leningrad Studio of scientific films. In 1981 he began to exhibit his paintings with a group of 200 Leningrad artists known as the “Brotherhood of Experimental Art”. Later he joined a breakaway group called “The Island” which united 30 artists.
After moving to the United States in 1990, Alexander worked as a teacher. At the same time, his paintings were exhibited in many states and cities of America, as well as in Russia, Germany, Sweden and Finland. The artist has a unique vision, combining the mood and atmosphere of the world, creating a powerful and at the same time harmonious images. He currently resides in Holland with his wife Barbara and their three children.
“There is no greater mystery to me than the conflict of light and dark. In the way they clash and penetrate each other, there is the source of everything. Whether I paint a landscape, a still-life or a portrait, within it there is always a story of light traveling through darkness.”