Andrey Bazanov

Born on May 28, 1959 in Saratov.
In 1978 he graduated from the Saratov Art College (V.S. Uspensky’s studio of easel painting).
In 1988 he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin (A.A. Mylnikov’s studio of monumental painting).
Since 1995 – a member of the Russian Union of Artists.
Since 2004 – an associate professor of Painting Department at St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy named after A.L.Stieglitz.
Since 2006 – a member of painting section bureau of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists.
Since 2010 – a chairman of painting section of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists.
In 2011 he was awarded the diploma of Russian Union of Artists and an honorary diploma of the Mayor of Limassol Andreas Christou (Cyprus).
In 2013 received a commendation of St. Petersburg Committee for Culture.
Member of many Russian and international exhibitions. His works are exhibited in galleries and private collections in Russia, USA, France, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Australia, Cyprus, Taiwan and Japan.

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    The impression of the artist about his trip to Ciprus:


Once in the evening in April when Alexander Grishin and I were working at the session of the Fine Art Section Bureau of St Petersburg Commonwealth of Artists our colleague and compatriot, artist Victor Yamshchikov dropped by. We had a small talk, shared the news of the commonwealth and parted. And in the evening of the next day Alexander told about an offer to take part in “Creative World” project established by a famous in the business world, citizen of St Petersburg Viacheslav Zarenkov. I found that the project with the plain air work in Cyprus with follow-up exhibition was quite interesting.
The artist working with nature always needs new impressions. And there we were, on Cyprus. We had at our disposal ten days and very tight schedule of trips. We were eager to be able to see everything that was planned but at the same time to devote enough time for working on location as the goal of our trip was painting exhibition “Cyprus through the Eyes of Russian Artists” How could we manage everything within 10 days? The only way was a neat plan and perfect work arrangement.
The first point in our plan was ancient city Paphos, to be more precise, its antique wrecks. Stones accumulate energy of real time. I was going along a stony path of ancient Paphos under the scorching rays of generous Cyprian sun and under my feet the incredible abundance of antique mosaics opened to me: Dionysius’ villa, Theseus’ house… I was walking among the stones of Pathos, found the motive attracting me and started making the sketch.
Nearby Alexander Grishin was making his sketch slowly getting burned under the midday sun. That day he forgot to take his favorite Norwegian cap – a mascot he always takes into journeys and he was most likely to have a painful night. As such abundance of sun is unusual for St Petersburg eyes. But it was nothing, a couple of days and our pallets were bright with new colors. Our spirit is high and we were eager to work.
Days flew fast and gradually successful works were collecting. In the evenings after dinner we gathered together is one of hotel rooms, looking through sketches and discussing results of the day.

Andrey Bazanov