(Image: Andrey Soldatenko, Flowers over the city, 2011, 80 x 60 cm, oil acrylic on canvas; © Andrey Soldatenko)
Andrey Soldatenko (b. 1975, Saratov, Moscow, Russia)
Andrey Soldatenko is an unusually prolific artist who has entered his “early maturity” stage. He is in the perpetual process of search. At the early days of his artistic career, the artist was greatly influenced by the lyrical heartfelt paintings by Yevgeniy Dmitriyevich Yali, a Saratov landscape artist, as well as socialising with the young artist of his age – Vladimir Korin and Yuri Umanets. The spirit of special “immersion” and unhurried, slightly detached contemplation inherent to this master and his talented followers is intrinsic to Soldatenko to a known extent. He is rooted in this tradition. However, the dominating component of his style was formed only within recent years, and it is substantially different from those masters, because it is dictated, first of all, by his personal vision of this world.
Education: Graduated from Saratov Art College named after Bogolubov in 1995.
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