About Igor Shulman

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Biography

Igor Andrianov was born on 28th of February 1959. After graduating from the Art College named A.G.Venezianov (Tver, 170042, Artillery Alley, 16), he took part at different regional and republic art exhibitions. This painter is better known as Igor Shulman — the «trademark name» which he uses to sign his artworks.

The artworks by Igor Shulman are being included in many collections of the most famous galleries as well as in private collections. They’re a great decoration of the interiors of many homes and offices in more than 50 countries, including Great Britain, Spain, Germany, USA, Canada, Italy, France, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Australia, Austria, England, China, Japan, Bahrain, Mexico, New Zealand, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Czech Republic.

Igor Shulman’s artworks have been exhibited in over 30 art shows.

His life passion expresses itself throughout his art. His artistic point of view has been much influenced by his working experiences — as a dock hand, seeman, builder, truck driver, businessman.

Since 1999 Igor Shulman lives in Prague — the city, which he considers as the most inspirational for the artists.

Outstanding Russian painter Igor Shulman is Eastern Europe’s most highly-acclaimed living figurative artist. He creates figurative works that portray figures from contemporary life in everyday scenarios.

Igor Shulman said: «All my life is creativity». I’m painting new pictures even while sleeping. In the process of painting I find new decisions and think of a new reality. It is difficult for me to prefer one style or direction to another. Everything is interesting for me. There is no obscurity in the art. There are no such things for me, which cannot be revealed. I can either draw, paint or design — it gives pleasure to me because I do this very sincerely, with all my heart. I cannot live without creativity. Not for a single day.

Igor Shulman also said: This is what I always miss. I know a lot of decisive and strong-willed people. But I myself am not one of them. Of course, I am able to make a decision, which I actually make several times a day. While making a decision however, I’m always in doubt, if it is correct. One may assure that this is one of the characteristics of a developed brain. I don’t know, it may be so.What I see around myself says to me that it is not so. As a rule, people who are decisive and uncompromising are able to accomplish everything in their life quickly and without stress. On the contrary, timid and doubting persons remain on the sidelines.As for me, I’d rather stay on my sidelines than become a determined person.To be honest, such determination in people scares me.

Education

Igor Andrianov (Shulman) has graduated from Art College named after A.G.Venezianov. After graduating and thus receiving a profession «Interior designer» he took part many times at the huge regional and republic art exhibitions.
Nowadays his works can be found at museums and galleries as well as private collections almost worldwide.

Varying Styles

Creativity is key for Shulman, who enjoys exploring a range of subject matter and styles in his paintings. He is inspired by a range of art movements and takes fragments from many in order to create something new and entirely unique to him. In many of his works, he paints a bold colourful background that empties the scene of context in order to focus our attention on the figure.

  • Figurative painting
  • Contemporary Art
  • Modern Art
  • NUDE
  • Portrait

Traditional Tendencies

Shulman often works in a classical painterly style and states that his works are aimed at a more traditional audience. He takes inspiration from the school of realism, painting figures from everyday life in a highly realistic style yet he plays with boundaries, bringing innovation and creativity to his paintings.

ISNI

ISNI: 0000 0005 0375 8578

Exhibitions

Shulman has works in galleries, museums and private collections across the world. He has exhibited extensively across Russia and Prague and further afield in cities such as Dublin, London and New York. Shulman has presented his work in a number of international art fairs such as the Edinburgh Art Fair in 2016.

Exhibitions in 2024

  • Invasion, solo exhibition, gallery “Satija gallery”, Sazka 2, Prague, Czechia (25.01 – 28.01.2024)

Exhibitions in 2020

Exhibitions in 2018

Exhibitions in 2017

Exhibitions in 2016

Exhibitions in 2015

Exhibitions in 2014

  • London Art Fair. Spring, Autumn collection by Gallery “Le Sians”, London, UK
  • Solo Exibition “Yellow Gallery”, Zelezna 8, Prague, CZ
  • Exhibition “M.Nicole gallery”, Moscow, Russia
  • Exibition “Passaz Gallery”, Nerudova 32, Prague, CZ
  • Exibition “Gallery Michalska”, Michalska 28, Prague, CZ

Exhibitions in 2013

  • London Art Fair. Spring, autumn collection. by Gallery “Le Sians”, London, UK
  • Exhibition “M.Nicole gallery”, Moscow, Russia
  • Exibition “Passaz Gallery”, Nerudova 32, Prague, CZ
  • Exibition “U Art Gallery”, Jlska 43, Prague, CZ
  • Exibition “Gallery Michalska”, Michalska 28, Prague, CZ

Exhibitions in 2012

  • London Art Fair. Spring, autumn collection. by Gallery “Le Sians”, London, UK
  • Solo exibition “Yellow Gallery”, Zelezna 8, Prague, CZ
  • Exhibition “M.Nicole gallery”, Moscow, Russia
  • Exibition “Passaz Gallery”, Nerudova 32, Prague, CZ
  • Exibition “U Art Gallery”, Jlska 43, Prague, CZ
  • Exibition “Gallery Michalska”, Michalska 28, Prague, CZ

Exhibitions in 2011

  • London Art Fair. Spring, autumn collection. by Gallery “Le Sians”, London, UK
  • Solo exibition “Yellow Gallery”, Zelezna 8, Prague, CZ
  • Exhibition “M.Nicole gallery”, Moscow, Russia
  • Exibition “Passaz Gallery”, Nerudova 32, Prague, CZ
  • Exibition “U Art Gallery”, Jlska 43, Prague, CZ
  • Exibition “Gallery Michalska”, Michalska 28, Prague, CZ

Exhibitions in 2010

  • Solo Exhibition Dum Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Solo Exhibition “Yellow Gallery”, Prague, CZ
  • Art Kiev 2010 (Gallery “O’Art”), Kiev, Ukraine

Exhibitions in 2009

  • Exibition of Russian Art, Melburne, Australie
  • Art Salon “Manes”, Moscow, Russia
  • Art Ireland 2009, Dublin, Ireland
  • Solo Exibition Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
  • Duet Exibition “Alfon de elle” Gallery, Knake, Belgium
  • Solo Exibition foundation of culture moscow, russia
  • Solo Exibition Club Belle, Prague, CZ

Exhibitions in 2008

  • Affordable Art fair Paris, France
  • Affordable Art fair NY, USA
  • Solo Exibition “Gallery M”, Moscow, Russia
  • Solo Exibition “Kings Gallery”, Moscow, Russia
  • Solo Exibition Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
  • Solo Exibition “Art Club”, Moscow, Russia
  • Art Salon “Manes”, Moscow, Russia

Exhibitions in 2007

  • Solo exibition “Space of Color”, Russian Embassy, Prague, CZ
  • Salon de Endependants (Spring), Paris, France
  • Art Ireland 2007 (Spring, Outumn), Dublin, Ireland
  • Solo Exibition “Gallery u Dominikana”, Prague, CZ
  • Solo Exibition “Yellow Gallery”, Prague, CZ
  • Solo Exibition “Le siants Gallery”, Prague, CZ

Exhibitions in 2006

  • Art Ireland 2006 (Spring, Outumn), Dublin, Ireland
  • Solo Exibition “Crazy cow Gallery”, Prague, CZ
  • Solo Exibition “Zelezna Gallery”, Prague, CZ

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