TIMUR D'VATZ

1968 – Born in Moscow, Russia

Education

1983 – 1987 – Republican College of Art, Tashkent

1993 – 1996 – Post graduate in Royal Academy Schools, London Awarded Jack Goldhill and Sir James Walker scholarships

Exhibitions

1992 – Cadogan Contemporary, London

1993 – Cadogan Contemporary, London

1994 – Cricket Hill Associates, New York

1994 – Royal Academy of Arts, London

1994 – 3+3, Bruton Street Gallery, London

1994 – Cadogan Contemporary, London

1995 – Royal Academy of Arts, London

1996 – Degree Show, Royal Academy of Arts

1997 – Kouros Gallery, New York

2000 – One – man show, Cadogan Contemporary, London

2001 – Bruton Street Gallery, London

2002 – Modigliani Art Centre, Florence

2002 – Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland

2002 – One – man show, Cadogan Contemporary, London

2004 – One – man show, Cadogan Contemporary, London

2006 – Opera Gallery, Paris

2006 – One – man show, Cadogan Contemporary, London

2007 – Opera Gallery, Venice

2007 – Cadogan Contemporary, London

2008 – Show with Alecos Fassianos, Opera Gallery, Dubai

2009 – Solo show, Cadogan Contemporary, London

2009 – Opera Gallery, Singapore 2010 – Design Museum, London

2011 – Corrie Nielsen Show, London Fashion Week, Somerset House, London

2012 – Solo Show, Cadogan Contemporary, London

2012 – The Influence of Historicism, Medici Gallery, London

2013 – Uzbekistan Embassy, London

2013 – Solo show, Andakulova Gallery (previously Alif Art Gallery), Dubai

2014 – Solo show, Galerie de Buci, Paris

2014 – ArtCatto Gallery, Algarve, Portugal

2014 – Art 14 London, Olympia, London

2014 – Cadogan Contemporary, London

2014 – Arabian Wings Auction, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2014 – Art Fair Dubai, Andakulova Gallery (previously Alif Art Gallery), the Address Hotel, Dubai

2015 – Neo – Rituals, solo show, Andakulova Gallery (previously Alif Art Gallery), Dubai

2015 – World Art Dubai, Andakulova Gallery (previously Alif Art Gallery), DWTC, Dubai

2015 – The Rites of Spring, group show, Andakulova Gallery (previously Alif Art Gallery), Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

2015 – Galerie Montmarte, Paris Awards

1994 – Guinness prize for First Time Exhibitor

1996 – A. T. Kearney Prize 2002 – BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London Commissions

2014 – Four Seasons Hotel, Moscow

2015 – Notre Dame de France Cathedral, Leicester Square, London

Timur D’Vatz was born in 1986 in Moscow, Russia. In 1983 – 1987, he studied in Republican College of Art, Tashkent. For his post – gradual studies, he went to London and became the first student from former USSR to study in the Royal Academy of Arts.
Timur D’Vatz has been a recipient of the Jack Goldhill and Sir James Walker scholarships. He has been awarded a number of accolades including the Guinness Prize for ‘First time Exhibitor’ at the Royal Academy and the A.T Kerney Prize. He has also been featured in the BP Portrait Award. Timur has also been recently commissioned to create a major piece by the Four Seasons Hotel in Moscow.
Timur D’Vatz art is figurative and emblematic and offers a modern –day take on ancient legends where centuries of traditions are applied to the mixed and re – appropriated symbols sourced from early Byzantine art, medieval tapestries, Pre – Raphaelites and ancient stories. The art historical archive of imagery became stepping stones for the artist’s own visual improvisations. The source becomes a metaphor for the veil of time and also becomes the point of departure for the creation of a new and original picture. Timur D’Vatz created his own artificial reality based on his spiritual interest in alchemy. He sees alchemy as the art form that liberates parts of the Cosmos from temporal existence and helps to achieve perfection.
Perhaps the most compelling aspect of Timur D’Vatz works is the way in which his art is inextricably linked to the world of textiles: he excels at depicting the rich fabrics of Chinese silk printing and influenced by intricate patterns of the Nabis School. D’Vatz’s shapes and patterns take on a life of their own, giving to the composition a lyrical harmony as a whole. The painter alleviates any possibility of visual heaviness or monotony by leaving elegant and refined forms to serve and to complicate the pictorial space. The splashes of Baroque color and elongated body shapes are creating a surface pattern to communicate the decorative and abstract qualities of his compositions. The insistent flatness of the image, moreover, renders the elongated figures of his protagonists, the hounds and the falcons inseparable from their environment; they seem not so much to inhabit the space as to merge with it.

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