“I like an image to be ‘solid on its feet’, to be structured…. Despite this discipline, I have an emotional attitude to painting, and I love to discover an image as it develops, rather than to begin with my own concept or ’story’. I believe the perception of a painting should come from the heart over the mind—it always does for me….When I draw and paint, I respond to the pure loveliness of a gesture, a laugh, or perhaps a hint of sorrow or joy in a glance, or a poignancy in the placement of the hands or the set of the shoulders: I seek to capture an instant.” Born in the Urals and originally trained as an architect in Moscow, Valery Koroshilov lives in London. He has participated in over 100 exhibitions worldwide.
Awards: Artist of the Year Award - Artists & Illustrators Magazine 2010, Merit Award - ArtKudos International Competition 2011
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