Russian Artist and Cinematographer
Valery Arkhipov was born in 1961. He graduated from the Academy of Art named after Mukhina in Leningrad then the All State Institute of Cinematography named after Gerasimov faculty Film Set Designer.
Since 1993 Valery is a member of the Moscow Union of Artists. He is also the dean and professor of the Russian State Institute of Cinematography .
During his career Valery combines teaching activities with the work of an art director at the Film Studio "Mosfilm". He participated in the creation of more than 20 films such as "Pushkin" by T. Palmer, "A Letter" by X. Keller, "The Seagull" by M. Terekhova, "Cadets" by S. Artemovich and many other titles.
A film "The prize - a Trip Into Space" by A. Sorokin (2000) won the Special Jury Prize Film Festival "Hundred Flowers" (China). The film "Playing the Victim" by K. Serebryannikova (2006) won the main prize of the First Rome International Film Festival "Silver Marcus Aurelius." In both of these films Valery worked as a Film Set Designer
Book illustrating takes an important part of Valery's life. Series of watercolours "Old Moscow", illustrations to Pushkin's fairy tales "Tsar Saltan" and "The Arab of Peter the Great" deserve special attention. Valery beautifully expresses lyrical, simple and recognizable world of the most important Russian classical writer A. Pushkin. Grotesque technique used in the fairy tale characters are emphasized by Valery's highly professional expertise.
Valery held his solo exhibitions in Italy, Germany, France, USA, Iran and Lebanon and they brought him international recognition and many prestigious prizes and awards. They include the Grand Prix at the International Exhibition of graphics in Trigostele in 1996 and 1997 and the title of laureate of the International Art Exhibition in San Rafael.
Graphic works and paintings by Valery Arkhipov are based on well real-life observations, precise and expressive in detail, with some degree of irony that makes you smile. His colour palette is fresh and rich.
Valery’s works and paintings are based on real life observation , precise and expressive in detail, with some degree of irony that makes you smile . His colour palette is fresh and rich .
‘’How people live , how people die , what they think about , what they see , what they eat , what they drink , what they speak about, it’s the phenomen of the person himself that’s interesting ‘’, Arkhipov said .
‘’I can sit for hours on end in any place and examine the people , the detail of their clothing , their characters , their behaviour , the sparkle of sadness in their eyes ‘’ he said .
Valery's works are currently on exhibit and for sale at VERESOV gallery, Moscow.
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