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About Vitali Komarov


painter Vitali Komarov Vitali Komarov is an artist who enjoys working from nature. Embedded in the European tradition, he has been strongly inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, developing further the techniques and vision of colours introduced by the master.

Vitali’s paintings are full of life, in which every season offers so many wonderful subjects. His vision of the world is full of hope; his colours are bright, yet sensitive. His paintings uplift the spirit and promise new beginnings. What really matters to him is to be truthful and simple in conveying his vision to his audience.

In 1999 Vitali’s painting "Cherry trees" was produced for "The Cherry Orchard" play by Anton Chekhov at the Northwestern College in Minnesota. In 2001 artist was awarded a link in the Vincent Van Gogh Gallery, the most thorough and comprehensive Van Gogh resource on the Internet, to his painting. Komarov's paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections in the USA and worldwide.

Although primarily self-taught, Vitali studied at the Art School (1983) and the Restoration School (1987) in Saint Petersburg, both in Russia. Artist lives in the Czech republic but has travelled widely to find inspiration for his work.

Vitali regularly exhibits at overseas art fair venues as well as in Art Connection, San Antonio, Texas. Komarov's paintings were reproduced for covers of books by St. Martin's Press and BBC Audiobooks America.


Resume

Born in Russia, 1968
Resides in Lednice, Czech republic

Studied

The Junior Art School, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia, 1983
The Restoration School, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1987

Represented

David Chidgey, San Antonio, Texas
Artiel gallery, Lednice, Czech republic

Selected collections

Alois Philipp Maria, Prince of Liechtenstein
Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič
Stephen Dweck, New York
Dr. J. & Dr O. Bridges, Guildford, United Kingdom
National museum of fine arts, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
Woodridge Elementary School, San Antonio, Texas, USA
First Union Securities, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, USA
Edward Jones, Inc., New Castle, Indiana, USA
Noresco Industrial Group, Inc., Glen Cove, USA
The Northwestern College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Selected exhibitions

2013    The United Nations, Vienna, Austria
2012    Eat Art Gallery, Mikulov
2011    International Christian School, Vienna
2010    New York Art Expo, New York, USA
2009    The Karel Dvořáček Library, Vyskov, Czech republic
2008    The Bright Shawl exhibition, San Antonio, Texas
2008    Terrace Gallery, Orlando, Florida, USA
2008    Old School House Art Center, Vancouver, Canada
2008    The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park Art Fine Art Gallery, Estes Park, Colorado
2008    The Link Gallery, Wisconsin (Door County), USA
2008    Artexpo New York, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, New York
2008    Cappy's Restaurant, San Antonio, Texas
2007    Simon's gallery, Jupiter, Florida
2007    Art-Event, Antwerp, Belgium
2007    Artexpo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
2007    St. Augustine Gallery, St Augustine, Florida
2007    The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Newburgh, New York
2007    European Masters of Modern Art, Burgau, Austria
2007    Russian Easter, Henderson Sunshine City Plaza, Hong Kong
2006    Art Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
2006    Open House, San Antonio, Texas
2005    Plank gallery, Vienna, Austria
2004    On The Wall Art Fair, London, UK
2003    Fresh Art Fair, London, UK
2003    MEFA 2003, Brno, Czech republic
2003    "Go(gh) Modern", ArtMap Gallery, Prague, Czech republic
2002    Fresh Art Fair, London, UK
2001    The Taylor Jardine Art Gallery, London, UK
2000    Art Investments Inc., London, UK
1999    Godot Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
1998    "Prague walk," National Museum of Fine Arts, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

Publications

Book cover for "The Prodigal Wife" by Marcia Willett, Thomas Dunne Books, January 2010
Book cover for "The Way We Were" by Marcia Willett, Thomas Dunne Books, January 2010
Book cover for "Second Time Around" by Marcia Willett, Thomas Dunne Books, December 2008
Book cover for "The Courtyard" by Marcia Willett, St. Martin's Press October 2, 2007
Pánková, Jana, Lednice reporter, 08/2007
Audiobook cover for "Echoes of The Dance" by Marcia Willett, BBC Audiobooks America, 04/2007
Book cover for "Echoes of The Dance" by Marcia Willett, St. Martin's Press April 3, 2007
Take me home, #084, March 30, 2007
Sing Pao Daily News Hong Kong, March 28, 2007
Book cover for "A Friend of the Family" by Marcia Willett, St. Martin's Press October 17, 2006
Book cover for "First friends" by Marcia Willett, St. Martin's Press August 8, 2006
Experimental memory exercises, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2006
Cover for the medical journal "Annals of Vascular Surgery", Vol.19, Number 4, July 2005
Audiobook cover for "The birdcage" by Marcia Willett, BBC Audiobooks America, 08/2005
Book cover for "The birdcage" by Marcia Willett, St. Martin's Press, August 8, 2005
San Antonio express-news, March 27, 2004
Grigarian, Veronica, "Russian Van Gogh," Czech today, February 1, 2004
Fresh Art Fair 2003, Exhibition Catalogue
Fresh Art Fair 2002, Exhibition Catalogue
Lanickova, Catherine, "Colour South of Moravia," New life, November 23, 2000
Sinenki, Alexander, Prague lights, September, 2000
Weiss, Vladimir, "The Russians are coming!" The Prague post, September 1-7, 1999, p.B3.

Membership

Charter member of Landscape Artists International  http://www.l-a-i.com



Artist statement

"The purpose of my work is to make beautiful things. Working from nature, I am inspired by its beauty. When I paint simple things, I vitalise them and fill them with sense. Trying to reproduce exactly the light and the mood of the subject, I experiment with composition, tone and colour. I balance composition, so that on lookers can breathe easily. I make contrast convincing, and colours fresh and pure.

Feelings and mood play an important role in my paintings, more so than the form. It is not the technical side of art, which interests me; hence I do not experiment with styles or medium. I am simply excited by the process of painting itself.

Technical skills together with inspiration are not enough to be a good artist, unless you do not work constantly and estimate your results soberly and strictly. I regard each new work as a serious search. This produces a picture that is not an imitation of reality, but a new reality in itself. Nature is the teacher and it is nature that teaches me to see the subject and gives me an immense feeling of love."


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