Inventor of his own artistic style, what he refers to as "Sudrealism", STAS provides us with oil paintings mixing Mediterranean landscapes and Surrealism. He skillfully plays around with volumes and materials on his canvases by adding actual grains of sand directly drawn from the sea - his main source of inspiration.
The beginnings of an infatuation with art and painting
In each of his works, there’s a piece of his childhood. STAS grew up in a family of architects and was introduced to the art of drawing from a very young age. At the age of 18, he was utterly overwhelmed by the beauty of the Crimean Peninsula and decided to devote himself entirely to art. Soon after, he was admitted to the Lviv School of Fine Arts where he studied for 4 years.
In April 2001, he organized his first solo exhibition in Lviv and moved to France.
The sea, the sand, the sun ...
Using paint as a medium, STAS has fun making his materials vibrate by adding grains of sand to give them more volume and depth.
His first works, strongly influenced by Surrealism, led him to invent his own style, which he calls "Sudrealism". With the Mediterranean coast as his main source of inspiration, his warm coloured paintings take us on a journey to a deep sea and blue sky, bursting with sun and heat.
From his first exhibitions to worldwide renown
Since 2005, he has participated in and organized group and solo exhibitions in France and abroad.
His works are in private collections in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Denmark, Hong Kong, Canada, United States, Brazil, Australia, Taiwan, Russia, Tunisia, Ukraine.
As of now STAS is listed on Akoun, Artprice and is referenced in the European Encyclopedia of Contemporary Art.