Born in 1962, Vyacheslav Plotnikov is part of a long line of painters, from Botticelli to Ingres, for whom drawing is an essential part of pictorial creation. Throughout his training and artistic career, he has focused on studying, reproducing and eventually take on the gestures and techniques of great masters of the past, knowing that this demanding challenge would enable him to produce his own original work.
Studying under the master, Ilya Glasunov at the prestigious Surikov Institute in Moscow, he relentlessly strives to recreate a happy vision, full of beauty, in a world plagued by anxiety and violence.
He puts all his passion and virtuosity into his colourful portrait compositions, with detailed description of worldly splendours and their mythical figures, producing one painting after another leading to a vast fresco, an epic example of “Glamour”.
Plotnikov emerges as an advocate of worldliness and elegance, unable to conceal his poignant nostalgia for the “Golden Age” which he sees becoming more and more distant. He has exhibited in Rome, Paris, Madrid, Turkey, Hong Kong, Miami, and is particularly devoted to Monaco, his preferred location.