Timur D'Vatz

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Timur D'Vatz is a Russian artist who fuses ancient legends and symbols with modernist form and vibrant colours. His work continues to be highly sort after with major collections in the Middle East.

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How Would You Describe Your Work??

I would describe my work as figurative and emblematic. The subject of the hunt is a symbolic and dynamic motif. Through the use of the elongated bodies, paintings seek to show the exhilaration of movement within a static image.

What are Your Major Influences?

I draw my inspiration from ancient histories, early Byzantine art, medieval tapestries and mythology, because I believe that an artist will always find rejuvenation in the eternal youth of the ancients; in core ideas that do not lose meaning as time passes, but rather gain new significance with each historical transition.

Has Your Work Changed?

For the last few years my technique and style have developed, although I am still continue working on some early ideas.

1968 Born in Moscow, Russia

1983-87 Republican College of Art, Tashkent

1993-96 Post-Graduate Royal Academy Schools, London

Awarded Jack Goldhill and Sir James Walker Scholarships


2010 Cadogan Contemporary, London

2010 Opera Gallery, Singapore

2009 Opera Gallery, Dubai

2008 Opera Gallery, Paris

2007 Opera Gallery, Venice

2006 Cadogan Contemporary, London

2006 Opera Gallery, Paris

2004 Cadogan Contemporary, London

2002 Cadogan Contemporary, London

2002 Aberdeen Art Gallery

2002 BP Portrait Award

2002 National Portrait Gallery, London

2002 Modigliani Centre, Florence

2001 Bruton Street Gallery, London

2000 Cadogan Contemporary, London

1997 Kouros Gallery, New York

Five students show from the Royal Academy of Arts

1996 Degree Show Royal Academy of Arts

Awarded A. T. Kearney Prize

1995 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London

1994 Cadogan Contemporary, London

1994 3+3 Exhibition, Bruton Street Gallery, London

1994 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London

Awarded Guinness Prize for The First Time Exhibitor

1994 Cricket Hill Associates, New York

1993 Cadogan Contemporary, London

1992 Cadogan Contemporary, London