Egor Ostrov

Egor Ostrov (born in 1970) is a third generation artist. His grandmother, Liya Ostrova, who was a well-known academic artist, first taught him how to work with canvas and oils. Since early childhood Egor was surrounded by beauty. Growing up in St. Petersburg with its astonishing architecture, magnificent palaces, museums and cathedrals, Ostrov honed his aesthetic sensibilities in a unique setting. Naturally beauty formed the main quest of his artistic activity.

 

After graduating school, he studied at the Leningrad Electro-Technical university and subsequently at the Academy of Fine Arts. One of the pivotal events that transformed his approach was a fateful meeting with artist and teacher Timur Novikov, whose New Academy of Fine Arts Ostrov readily joined in the early 90s.

 

Having received a classical fine art training, Ostrov began to experiment with different techniques including graphics, photography and gumiarabics. Through such experimentation Ostrov developed a unique style that combined all elements that defined his vision of the world and art using classic imagery and instruments such as canvas, oil and acrylics and modern technologically evolved methods of art production. Ostrov made his first painting in his now famous raster technique in 1992, which was presented at his first exhibition in 1994. Being one of the most successful Russian artists of the time, Ostrov had numerous exhibitions in Russia and many European museums and galleries, participating in both group and solo exhibitions.

 

Egor Ostrov believes in what he sees as his mission - preserving beauty in the arts and harmony of the world. He often calls himself an ‘engraver' suggesting that he turns one form into another, transforming three dimensions into two as seen in his photographs of sun-lit sculptures in Hermitage or Louvre that are later turned into paintings. However, he dislikes the temporal quality of prints and prefers to use acrylic automobile spray paints hoping that they would live for thousands of years.

Aeonian 17 - 2000-2007
Aeonian 17

About

 

The RNA Foundation is a cultural platform that aims at promoting established as well as up and coming Russian artists and creative individuals. Founded by Victoria Golembiovskaya, the RNA utilizes its wide reaching connections to provide support and exposure to artists, facilitating their relations with curators, dealers and critics. With experience in art management and curating Golembiovskaya established RNA in order to contribute to the Russian art education system, diversifying its narrow scope and implementing a wider, international engagement.

 

By providing space and means for artists to develop their practice, our goal is to establish a constantly expanding and developing network, where the Russian contemporary art scene can be introduced to a wider art market, galleries and institutions across the globe. To do so, an exploration of new ideas is needed, as well as an active expanding of boundaries of the media available. This progressive outlook allows us to bring out the collaborative potential of not only museums and galleries we work with, but also of other foundations, auction houses and art institutions.

 

One aspect of our future projects is to establish a series of workshop spaces that will provide an interdisciplinary environment for Russian artists from all backgrounds and with varying degree of experience. Serving as a meeting point and an exchange ground for cultural capital, these work and gallery spaces would also function as lecture theatres for educational purposes and public events. We also plan to create residencies between Russian and international artists, where we hope to instigate a much needed cross-fertilization and collaboration.

 

However in order to realize such varied projects, we often need financial support whether from an individual, patron, trust or company. Philanthropy and charity are important factors in realizing any cultural project and we would be happy to work with you, directing the need of social engagement and cultural support through RNA’s activities.

 

Active since 2008, RNA Foundation is an exciting, passionate organization that has exhibited and curated around the world, devoting our focus on international artistic progression.

Art Advisory

 

Before launching the RNA Foundation in 2008, Victoria Golembiovskaya worked as a film producer and artistic director, gaining a vast experience in art management and further expanding her knowledge of history of art, which has graned the RNA foundation an original place and point of view within the international art community.


Our service is second to none; we provide consultations for the establishment and maintenance of private collections, as well as for large-scale curatorial projects. We have the contacts and resources to get a hold of rare works from all over the world for both private and public clients. In the last three years alone the RNA Foundation has produced shows in London, Moscow and Venice, handling valuable works in unprecedented environments, with a priority in presenting them in unique yet elegant manner. While maintaining a high standard and a rigorous vision we tailor our services to the client.


As a consultant, we go further than most agencies, providing legal advice for sales, organizing transportation of art works, and of course taking care of the acquisition process, operating on a strictly confidential basis.

CONTACTS

 

Katerina Tesa
+7 926 2497367
kate@rnafoundation.com