Overview

Timur D'Vatz is a Russian artist who fuses ancient legends and symbols with modernist form and a vibrant colours in his rich paintings. Born in 1968 in Moscow, Russia, he tudied in Republican College of Art, Tashkent in 1983-87, and between 1993-96 he attended the Post-Graduate courses at Royal Academy Schools, London. He was awarded Jack Goldhill and Sir James Walker Scholarships. Having met Christopher Burness in 1992, he has been represented by Cadogan Contemporary every since.

 

"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.

 

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."

 

Works
Installation shots
Biography
Background and Education
1968 Born in the USSR
1983-87 Republican College of Art, Tashkent
1993-96 Post-Graduate Royal Academy Schools, London
  Awarded Jack Goldhill and Sir James Walker Scholarships

 


 

Selected Exhibitions

2020

2019

2018

2016

Upcoming: Solo Exhibition, Cadogan Contemporary

Solo Exhibition at the Scriptorial, Avranches, France

Cadogan Contemporary, London

Opera Gallery, Beirut

2015 Galerie Montmartre, Paris
2014 Cadogan Contemporary, solo exhibition, London
  Art 14 London, Olympia, London
  ArtCatto Gallery, Algarve, Portugal
  Galerie De Buci, solo exhibition, Paris
2013 Alif Gallery, solo exhibition, Dubai
  Galerie de Buci, solo exhibition, Paris
  Opera Gallery, Dubai
  Uzbekistan Embassy exhibition, London
  Hay Hill Gallery, solo exhibition, London
2012 The Influence of Historicism, Medici Gallery, London
  Cadogan Contemporary, solo exhibition, London
2010 Design Museum, London
2009 Opera Gallery, Singapore
  Cadogan Contemporary, solo exhibition
2008 Opera Gallery, Dubai: Alecos Fassianos and Timur D’Vatz
2007 Cadogan Contemporary, one-man exhibition, London
  Opera Gallery, Venice
2006 Cadogan Contemporary, one-man exhibition, London
  Opera Gallery, Paris
2004 Cadogan Contemporary, one-man exhibition, London
2002 Cadogan Contemporary, one-man exhibition, London
  Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland
  BP Portrait Award 2002, National Portrait Gallery, London
  Modigliani Centre, Florence
2001 Bruton Street Gallery, London
2000 Cadogan Contemporary, one-man exhibition, 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
  ‘3+3’ Exhibition, Bruton Street Gallery, London
  Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
  Awarded Guinness Prize for ‘First Time Exhibitor’
  Cricket Hill Associates, New York
1993 Cadogan Contemporary, London
1992 Cadogan Contemporary, London
 

Selected Projects
2015 Unveiled large commission (4 x 3 metres) ‘The Flight Into Egypt”, Notre Dame de France church, London
  Alice + Olivia , NY Fashion collaboration
2014 ‘The English Knight’ by Christopher Long, Illustrations by Timur D’Vatz, published by Pont-Farcy, Normandy 2014
  Unveiled commissions at Four Seasons Hotel, Moscow
2011 London Fashion Week, set design for Corrie Nielsen Show, Somerset House, London

 



Selected Publications 
Carol Cordrey, Art and Antiques, Kensington & Chelsea Magazine, Dec 2014
RussianUK Magazine, В контакте с цругйм пространством, Nov 2014
Anna Seaman, ‘Who is Timur D’Vatz?’, The National, Feb 2013
Pamella de Leon, Art in the City, Feb 2013