Vitali Komarov

Vitali Komarov
Born 1968 BirthYoshkar-Ola, Russia.
Lives and works in HomeLednice in Moravia, Czech republic.

Vitali Komarov is an artist who enjoys working from nature. Embedded in the European tradition, he has been strongly inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, developing further the techniques and vision of colours introduced by the master.

Vitaliís paintings are full of life, in which every season offers so many wonderful subjects. His vision of the world is full of hope; his colours are bright, yet sensitive. His paintings uplift the spirit and promise new beginnings. What really matters to him is to be truthful and simple in conveying his vision to his audience.

In 2001 he was awarded a link from David Brooks in The Vincent Van Gogh Gallery, the most thorough and comprehensive Van Gogh resource on the World Wide Web, to his painting at Artworks by Vitali Komarov can be found in numerous public and private collections in USA and United Kingdom. He is a charter member of Landscape Art International.

Although primarily self-taught, he studied at The Art School (1983) and The Restoration School (1987) in Saint Petersburg, both in Russia. Since 1995 Komarov has been working as an independent artist. He is currently a full time painter working plein air. Vitali lives in the Czech republic but has travelled widely to find inspiration for his work.

Artist regularly exhibits at overseas art fair venues as well as in his personal gallery on Gallery has been established since 1997, located in Lednice, Czech republic – UNESCO city, where between the 17th and 20th centuries, the ruling dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their domains in southern Moravia into a striking artificial landscape.

Artist statement

"The purpose of my work is to make beautiful things. Working from nature, I am inspired by its beauty. When I paint simple things, I vitalise them and fill them with sense. Trying to reproduce exactly the light and the mood of the subject, I experiment with composition, tone and colour. I balance composition, so that on lookers can breathe easily. I make contrast convincing, and colours fresh and pure.

Feelings and mood play an important role in my paintings, more so than the form. It is not the technical side of art, which interests me; hence I do not experiment with styles or medium. I am simply excited by the process of painting itself.

Technical skills together with inspiration are not enough to be a good artist, unless you do not work constantly and estimate your results soberly and strictly. I regard each new work as a serious search. This produces a picture that is not an imitation of reality, but a new reality in itself. Nature is the teacher and it is nature that teaches me to see the subject and gives me an immense feeling of love."