Vladimir SULYAGIN

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Vladimir Sulyagin is born in 1942 in Nijni Taguil, industrial city in Russia. He studied at Fine Arts School of Moscow. Then, he worked for ten years in the regional section of The Union Artists. In 1985, he became an independant artist. He was a teenager when Stalin died. He grew up in an universe of shadows where the censoreship prevailed. His work is the result of his countries’ history. Through his numerous collages, we notice his admiration for writers, poets or philosophers. We we ask him : « Why did you make the portrait of Marina Tsvetayeva first ? », he answered « Because I loved her, I loved her for the poet, the philosopher and the passioning humain being she was. »

After being censored in the beginning of his career, he gained a reputation. Collages, ceramics and paintings of Vladimir Sulyagin are now covering famous museums’ walls, starting with the Royal Festival Hall in London. We can also find his pieces all around the world : Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Pouchkine Fine Arts Museum in Moscow or the Tate Modern in London. The communist past and the history of his country have created a forgotten generation who are currently rediscovered.

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