A transcendental part of a human nature always looks for its own Eternal source and inevitably has doubt regarding visible reality. The conditionally perceived illusionary surroundings require examination and overcoming... Surrealism, through it's inner absurdity and paradoxes, destroys trust in reality. It is an aesthetic play of the human imagination with a nostalgia for everlasting spiritual liberty. But Visionary Art has a different field of the play, the Contemplative artist is a participant of the action himself, he doesn't play with the help of mind by the symbols and their mechanical constructions anymore, but operates with energies, forces which bear the images, intuitive way, acting spontaneously, just "letting" the painting to manifest itself. ... A Visionary artist can not be Atheist, he always serves a certain Highest Power and represents it by own creative activity and life. Oleg Korolev
Biography: Oleg A. Korolev (Олег Королёв) Born 1968. In 1979 studied in the Studio of the Classical Drawing ( Vilnius, Lithuania) In 1981 in the Art Studio and in the Art School ( Evpatoria, The Crimea ) From 1984 to 1990 studied and graduated from the Crimean Art College (Simferopol) 1992, 1993 - participated in the group art exhibitions ("The Arnhem gallery", London, UK) 1994- exhibition of the Crimean artists " Art-Effect" ( Simferopol) From 1995 to 1998 - exhibitions in the gallery "KEP" and in the "Privat Bank"" ( Simferopol) 1998 - the international art festival "Russian Winter in Montreal", Vand-ArtGallery" (Montreal, Canada) 1998 to 2001 - took part in various private art projects with Russian and German art collectors Since 2000 - a member of the artistic society "Society for Art of Imagination" (the London, Great Britain) 2004 - participated in the art project of the Maestro Ernst Fuchs, as well as studied the painting technique of this famed master, firsthand ( Apocalypse chapel, St.Egyd Cathedral, Klagenfurt, Austria) 2002- "All Media Invitational 2002 Period Gallery , (Omaha, USA) 2003 Ramsey Center for the Art' (St.Paul, USA) 2006 - "Society for Art of Imagination" The H.R. Giger Museum (Gruyeres, Switzerland), Mall Gallery (London) 2008 - "Society for Art of Imagination" "Fantasmus" (Saeby, Denmark) 2009 – 7-th International Visionary Art Festival "Chimeria 2009» (Sedan, France). Paintings by Oleg Korolev have been published in art albums for Visionary Art and Fantastic Realism: "Eyes of the Soul", "Metamorphosis", "Illuminations", "Imaginaire I", in magazines: "Revue 3e millenaire", "EGOIST generation", "Magic Mountain N XIII", "Vestnik actualnih prognozov" Volume 3, "Empire of Spirit" NIII, «Fantasy*Art Magazine» Apr. 2009, in art encyclopedia «Lexikon der phantastischen Künstler». Art works by Oleg Korolev have been on display in private and corporative art collections of Russia, Europe, North America and Australia.
Country: Russian Federation
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