" I cannot imagine not painting. I want to make everybody a little bit happier with my paintings."
The artist Vladimir Agapov represents the traditional Moscow pictorial art school. The best achievements of this school are reflected in his creations making them bright and unforgettable. His images are carrying an immense positive emotional charge. Due to his sketchy manner of painting and seeming simplicity of theme and composition his pictures seem to be plain and unsophisticated but at first glance only. Actually his works are complex, significant and deep-sighted. Art critics are at a loss as to the trend the artist belongs to because his works comprise the elements of the Naive, the Primitive, the Symbolic and other forms of art. His birds and animals are drawn with some deviations from the laws of biology. They speak Aesopian language telling people about their character and behavior in certain circumstances. The pictures are rich in implication, multicolored and fresh. The artist provokes thinking thus involving the onlookers into the process of creation.
Agapov's works are sincere and kind and full of hope that MAN is much more pure than he thinks he is.
Agapov's paintings were bought by Warsaw Contemporary Arts Museum. They may be found in numerous art galleries and private collective m Russia, Germany, the USA, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Mexico, Peru, Canada, Korea, Japan, Australia and other countries.
Vladimir Agapov was born in 1953 in Moscow, member of the UNESCO International Artists' Association.
Graduated from Moscow State Correspondence Pedagogical Institute, Art-Graphic Department.
1978 – Moscow Art Students Exhibition;
1981 – Seasonal Art Exhibition in Malaya Gruzinskaya Street;
1990 – International European Exhibition " Hanza – 90", Deventer, the Netherlands;
1991 – Moscow Exhibition of Ten Artists, Moscow Central House of Artists;
1992 – Moscow Exhibition of Ten Artists Zelenograd, Moscow;
1996 – Personal Exhibition, Belyaevo, Moscow;
1996 – Personal Exhibition, Moscow Central House of Artists;
1997 – Personal Exhibition, Moscow Central House of Artists;
1997 – The All – Russia Arts Fair, Moscow Central House of Artists;
1998 – Personal Exhibition, Moscow Central House of Artists;
1999 – Personal Exhibition, Moscow Central House of Artists;
1999 – International Arts Fair, Barcelona, Spain;
2001 – Personal Exhibition, Moscow Central House of Artists;
2001 – International Exhibition “Art – Russia”, Manezh, Moscow;
2002 – Personal Exhibition, “Rare Bird" Club, Moscow;
2002 – International Exhibition, Manezh, Moscow;
2002 – International Arts Fair, Moscow Central House of Artists;
2003 – International Arts Fair, Moscow Central House of Artists;
2003 – All – Russia Art Exhibition “Art – Moscow”, “Sokolniki”, Moscow.