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.