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Artist Vladislav Yeliseyev


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Biography




“Vlad Yeliseyev is no stranger to beautiful scenery. In fact, he’s traveled around the world to paint interesting cityscapes and landscapes. But unlike many artists who are drawn to a postcard-perfect site, Yeliseyev usually can be found around the back of a building, along the street or in an alleyway, capturing commonplace scenes," wrote BJ Foreman in her article "Everyday Poetry" in the Watercolor Artist Magazine (Feb.2016).
 
The Russian émigré came to the Unites States in the 1980s equipped with a classical art education from the Moscow School of Art and a Master’s Degree in architecture from the Moscow Institute of Architecture. Now a renowned watercolor and plein air artist, his paintings are in personal and commercial collections worldwide.
 
For 30 years Vlad has been living and working in the United States, where during this time he has gained a huge number of followers and fans of his art. His works have often been praised for his unique ability to reflect light in his paintings.
 
Critics noted his bold brushstrokes, skillful free color schemes and clear calligraphy. “The challenge with watercolor,” Vlad explains, “is to achieve the richness in color and not lose the transparency of watercolor.” Using a limited range of colors in his palette as well as a minimal brushstroke, Vlad creates works that give a sense of the objects depicted, rather than their details.
 
“I use a palette of warm colors a lot, like ochre and burnt umber,” says Vlad. “I work with 15 colors in my palette, preferring to mix paints myself. I'm not painting the object itself, but rather the light on it. There should be something unsaid, something that gives the viewer the luxury of interpretation, and there lies the poetry... The task for me, as an artist, is to express as much as possible with the minimal brushstroke.”
 
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