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Russian artist Oleg Burdastov

Mimosa, Oil on canvas, 2011

Mimosa, Oil on canvas, 2011. Russian artist Oleg Burdastov

Russian artist Oleg Burdastov (Oleg Burda) was born in 1965 in St. Petersburg. He’s got technical education, though has always been interested in painting. As a child he attended local art school. At school, in the army, the institute always found something to draw – from the wall newspapers to combat leaflets. Oleg Burdastov began painting seriously at the age of 39. He gave up a prestigious job, opened the first art studio in 2005. He met with professional artists of St. Petersburg, who helped him with the advice. Critics forced him to look for new directions in art. He sold everything he could, bought the land in the village of Leningrad region, and began to build the house – studio, hoping to get away from the hustle and bustle, to be closer to nature. Only occasionally he comes to the city to participate in art exhibitions.

Mist, Oil on canvas, 2012

Mist, Oil on canvas, 2012. Russian artist Oleg Burdastov

Morning in Khanko, Oil on canvas, 2011

Morning in Khanko, Oil on canvas, 2011. Russian artist Oleg Burdastov

Otradnoe, Oil on canvas, 2012

Otradnoe, Oil on canvas, 2012. Russian artist Oleg Burdastov

Spring on the Griboyedov Canal, Oil on canvas, 2009

Spring on the Griboyedov Canal, Oil on canvas, 2009. Russian artist Oleg Burdastov

The Kazan Cathedral, Oil on canvas, 2012

The Kazan Cathedral, Oil on canvas, 2012. Russian artist Oleg Burdastov

The Neva, Oil on canvas, 2012

The Neva, Oil on canvas, 2012

Winter morning in Petropavlovsk, Oil on canvas, 2011

Winter morning in Petropavlovsk, Oil on canvas, 2011

Winter morning, Oil on canvas, 2011

Winter morning, Oil on canvas, 2011

Bolshaya Pushkarskaya street, Oil on canvas, 2011

Bolshaya Pushkarskaya street, Oil on canvas, 2011

Bouquet, Oil on canvas, 2011

Bouquet, Oil on canvas, 2011

Bus stop, Oil on canvas, 2012

Bus stop, Oil on canvas, 2012

Bus stop, Oil on canvas, 2012

Bus stop, Oil on canvas, 2012

Church of St. Andrew in the Vuoksa. Oil on canvas, 2011

Church of St. Andrew in the Vuoksa. Oil on canvas, 2011

Fallen treel, Oil on canvas, 2012

Fallen treel, Oil on canvas, 2012

Fisher, Oil on canvas, 2011

Fisher, Oil on canvas, 2011

Fishing, Oil on canvas, 2012

Fishing, Oil on canvas, 2012

Khanko, Oil on canvas, 2011

Khanko, Oil on canvas, 2011

Lilac, Oil on canvas, 2011

Lilac, Oil on canvas, 2011

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