I was born in 1937 in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). My way to art was a lengthy one. Before becoming an artist, I studied for thirty years at the forefront of modern physics as a PhD scientist and professor, author more than 150 scientific articles in contemporary laser physics.
Thirty years of strenuous scientific work on the front edge of modern physics gives me a deep feeling for the anxiety and unprotectedness of the world's beauty. The formula, "beauty saves the world" fits my own attitude. My creed is also embodied in the statement: "to have time to realize everything given to you by Nature." At the threshold of my fifties, I decided to live one more life, a new, alluring life of the free artist. I walked away from my established scientific career and completely devoted myself to painting. In 1991 I founded and headed the association "Light, Color and Art" to connect with scientists engaged in the arts.
The main directions of my paintings are lyrical realism and abstract compositions. My paintings are about light, color, atmosphere and space. For me, the most important elements are light and color and their juxtaposition/nexus/meeting of shadows and other colors. I am not afraid to look at the commonplace; we take everything from Nature after all, both the striving for life and motifs and plots for creative works. I look for motifs in Nature that resonate in my soul, and I try to reconstruct these motifs on canvas. When I manage to do it, I am happy.
My works are currently held in galleries and private collections in Russia, USA, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Israel, and Japan.
Awards and Prizes
2004 - Membership in Derzhavin's Academy of Art
2010 - 2 gold medals at an exhibition at Asa Art Gallery, New York
"I'm glad to be acquainted not only with your works, but also with you personally - a man of extraordinary destiny." Anatoly Sobchak, Mayor of St. Petersburg
"I wish Vladimir Volosov to remain himself, contrary to fashion, not listening to 'wise' advice. Having selected the life of an artist at an already-mature age requires bravery to be true to oneself."
M. German, Professor, art critic, member of International Association of Critics
"One can find, though rarely, people for whom to live one life is not enough. And they manage to live several lives within the same God-given amount of time." (About Vladimir Volosov).
Boris Mazo, Art critic
1989 – House of Scientists. Leningrad
1991 – «Spring Salon» (Lenexpo), Leningrad
1992 – «Gordon 30» Gallery, Tel-Aviv
1993 – «Waanha Pietari» Gallery, Helsinki
1994 – «IBM-corporation», Leningrad
1994 – «Zwei Welten eine Kunst», Judische Gallerie, Berlin
1995 – «Summer Garden», St-Petersburg
1996 – «Smolny City-Hall», St-Petersburg
1996 – «Karjalan Portti» Gallery, Imatra, Finland
1997 – «Lavka Chudoznikov», St-Petersburg
1998 – «Art Service» Gallery, Moscow
1998 – Grand-Hotel Europa, St-Petersburg
2000 – «Mai-Art» Gallery, Lappeenranta, Finland
2000 – «Alla Rogers» Gallery, Washington
2002 – «Book World» Gallery, Boston
2003 – International Business Center, St-Petersburg
2004 – «Art City» Gallery, St-Petersburg
2005, 2007 – «Brodsky Muzeum», St-Petersburg
2009 – House of Scientists. St-Petersburg
2010 -- «Asa Art Gallery»1293 Broadway, New York