Valery Silyanov favorite style in painting is “a trompel`oeil”. This is an old Holland style. It was brought to Russia relatively late –in the XVIII-th century.
In rendering single items and details of object this style combines true image, contradictories of three-dimensional solution, and irrationality in reproducing stereo effects.
The artist could focus all his efforts on the reproduction of surfaces without the risk of violating the stereo impression. And the results were amazing. Against a wooden wall the clock and books, engravings and paintings, combs and feathers emerge as “living images. It is no mere chance that this type of European still life attracted the Russian masters.
This style allowed a closest approach to an object, to really feel and reproduce its materiality. Valeri Silyanov is going on with the traditions of old masters and represents in his works, primarily, ancient (forgotten) objects evoking nostalgia for old times.
An exhibition of Valeri Silyanov`s canvas in Russia and abroad is met with success. His paintings are being purchased by private collectors from the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, Finland, Turkey, Greece, Saudi Arabia, etc.
Silyanov`s canvas are being exhibited in Arts Galleries of Kaluga, Irkutsk, Tyumen, Vladivostok, New York (Brighton 2nd, Gerson Art), Cologne (Personal Exhbition in May 1995), Paris.