ARTIST STATEMENT
EXHIBITION HISTORY
GALLERIES
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Artist Statement -




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
Main exhibitions
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

Artist Exhibitions



Main exhibitions
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
2010,2011 -New York Realism Fine Art (ASA Art Gallery) Broadway New York (2 Gold Medals)






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Artist Publications




Courage of the Choice

Vladimir Volosov is an artist of uncommon fate. A well-known and mature scientist, he left science for the sake of painting, and with amazing persistence, with ardent love to the new trade began to paint pictures.
He painted and he paints with a rare spontaneity, with joy of a person discovering the beauty of nature, its eternal secrets, riddles of light, space, fogs, reflexes, finding its new charm and attempting to express his feelings on canvas.
He paints what he sees, not aspiring to separate himself from his impressions, not being fascinated by either classical schemes, or fashionable complicatedness. Hissuccess is based on a simple human desire to recognize on his canvas the familiar, beloved nature, as seen by an artist who never tires of admiring it.
However, recently beneficial doubts have increasingly made their way into the thoughts of the artist, with former serenity and tranquility sometimes replaced by excited search for new expression, new individuality, for a more active dialog with the modern artistic vision.
All this causes deepest respect. The newly discovered youth in this artist promises happy surprises for all his fans and admirers.
Prof. Dr. Mikhail Yu. GERMAN
Member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA),
Member of the Liberal Arts Academy. Contemporary Art Dpt.
The State Russian Museum
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Artist Collections



Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

Artist Favorites



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Original Oil Painting, 2019
24 x 30 x 1 inches (61.0 x 76.2)