Oleg Agafonov

b. 1987 | Lives and works in Tula, Russia.
+7 (910) 077 57 07 |oleg.agafonov.artist@mail.ru | www.olegagafonov.ru
Oleg Agafonov, artist, contemporary, painter, modern, художник, Тула, российский, художник, Russian, tradition, abstractionist, philosopher
Artist's statement

The basic materials for me it's pastel, aryl, oil and color crayons. All of them allow explore the object, shape, texture, color and taste. Aryl allows create «taste» of object via color. Pastel is very free material to working with object's volume.

When I start new work I try to use new color palette and every time it's extensive research. I like how the first shape of object can change a lot of time while I'm painting. And, I like to see interaction between results of my research and viewer: what is emotion they evoke? How viewer understand new color palette or unusual textures, how changes their mood? I suppose it's the most important part of my work: since method in painting and research.How a Group of Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.



Website Publications

Photography and Digital Art Prize Finalist, donkeyartprize.com, 2015
2012 Exhibition, project30.com, 2012
Magazine43 Finalist, www.magazine43.com, 2018
Education
2006–10 Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Tula State University, Tula, Russia
2005 Solovyova's studio of painting, Suvorov, Russia (summer session)
2004–05 Solovyova's studio of painting, graphics and experimental ceramic art, Suvorov, Russia

Awards

2015 «Photography and Digital Art Prize», Milan, Italy
2012 «Projekt30», Online Event

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 "Prague 8" Design Factory "Flacon", Moscow, Russia
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 «Geometry Cyprus», Tula, Russia (in collaboration artist Ekaterina Buzova)
2016 Street Art Performance «The Walls Have Eyes», Moscow, Russia (performance in collaboration artist Ekaterina Buzova)
2015 «Metaphysics and Metamorphosis», Milan, Italy, (catalogue)
2013 Night of Russian Museums, Tula, Russia, (catalogue)
2012 Tula Artists' Association, Tula, Russia
2012 «The 1th Kaliningrad Biennale of graphic art», Kaliningrad, Russia (online catalogue)

Exhibition Record

2018 «Stardust of Stephen Hawking» Theater «The Baraban», Tula, Russia
2014 Two-Personal Exhibition, «Adygea – Prague», Moscow, Russia (in collaboration artist Ekaterina Buzova)
2012 Online Exhibition, Artwork «Yellow Alien Dog», (catalogue)
2009 Solo Exhibition, «Landscapes», Aleksin, Russia

Collections

2017 Theater «The Baraban», Tula, Russia
2017 Private collection, Tula, Russia
2015 Private collection, Moscow, Russia
2012 Kaliningrad State ArtGallery, Russia
2010 City of Aleksin, Russia