"...Live with love and follow the road picked for you from above". The message of this statement is at the base of my work.
There was a moment when artist Victor Popkov revealed to me the meaning of composition in a painting, its force and its tremendous possibilities for affecting the viewer; since then, for me genre painting has been the main form in painting. In painting there exist for me three qualities which are needed for producing a successful picture: its conception, composition, and an attractive color principle. But the main stimulus is love. Love for what you're painting and for the process of painting".
Yuri Nikolaevich Popkov. 1954 A member of Artists Union of Russia since 1983. He was born in Mytishchi, Moscow region. He graduated from the Moscow Academy "Memory of 1905 year", where was a student of V.E.Popkov, M.M.Bulgakova, O.A. Avsian, A.M.Dubinchik, U.M.Kaprushina.
He is been taking part in many exhibitions since 1978, including:
1990 "Du Cine" Gallery, Geneva; Fifth Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles; "Cooling" Gallery, London;
1991 Contemporary Art Fair, Tokyo; Contemporary Art Fair, London; "Soluz" (Union) Gallery, Seoul;
1992 Contemporary Art Fair, Tokyo;
1993 Personal Exhibition, Moscow;
1995 Personal Exhibition, Moscow; Personal Exhibition together with V.Popkov, Moscow;
1996 Personal Exhibition, Moscow; Personal Exhibition, Troitsk;
1997 Personal Exhibition in Dzhigarchanian Theatre, Moscow;
1998 "Art-salon", Moscow; "Art-Manezh", Moscow; Personal in Cherning, Denmark.
Artist works are at museums, galleries and private collections of Russia, USA, Japan, France, Slovenia, Italy, Germany, South Koria, England, Spain, Denmark, etc.