Vladimir
Usatov

Naïve Art

In his work,
Vladimir Usatov draws on the good-natured humor of his native Vyatka in Northern Russia. Having mastered the rules and laws of classical art, he was able to go beyond them
and establish himself as a primitivist.

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Vladimir Usatov

Vladimir Usatov

In his work, Vladimir Usatov draws on the good-natured humor of his native Vyatka in Northern Russia. Having mastered the rules and laws of classical art, he was able to go beyond them and establish himself as a primitivist.

It is precisely those elements of primitivism that draw us to his portraits and subjects and make them so highly original.

While naïve art has become fashionable again – with exhibits of folk and children’s art, and monographs of amateur artists – the primitive pictures of Usatov are something else altogether: they are the stylistic inspirations of a true master.
Tatyana Malysheva,
art critic

Artist Biography

  • He was born on January 9, 1964 in Dubrovka, the Kirov region
  • 1992 – Graduated from Rylov College of Fine Art, Kirov
  • 1992 – 1999 - teacher of Art School in Dubrovka
  • 2001 – Exhibition Hall Vorovsky St., 52, Kirov
  • 2002 – Entered the Creative Union of Artists of Russia
  • 2008 – Exhibition Hall K. Liebknecht St., 71, Kirov
  • 2009 – Alexander Grin Museum, Kirov
  • 2009 – Regional Museum of Local History, Kirov
  • 2010 – Na Kashirke Gallery, Moscow
  • 2013 – Diorama, Kirov
  • 2013 – XI Northern Russian Regional Exhibition, Syktyvkar
  • 2014 – Diorama, Kirov
  • 2015 – Alexander Grin Museum, Kirov
  • 2017 – Bros. Vasnetsov Art Museum, Kirov

Contact

Kirov, Truda St., 30, RUS-610020