Traveling the world allows Vladislav Yeliseyev (Vlad) to see his subjects from different cultural, emotional and uncommon angles. Vlad paints equally in studio and en plein air.
“When I work in the studio I remember my emotions but have less distraction and more time to work on details and abstract aspect of scenery.”
A Russian émigré Vlad, came to the United States in the 1980s equipped with a classical art education from Moscow School of Art and a Master’s Degree in architecture. Now, Vlad is a signature Member of American Impressionist Society and National Watercolor Society. His work can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide, as well as featured in national and international publications.
The most recent honor Vlad received was First Prize for his quick draw painting at the prestigious Olmsted Plein Air Invitational in Atlanta. Jurors were Booth Western Art Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins, renowned artist Kenn Backhaus ,and Tim Newton, chairman of the board and CEO of The Salmagundi Club. Vlad’s was also awarded Best Urban Landscape Prize at the same event.
Critics have noted his bold brushwork, expert loose color passages, and crisp well edited calligraphy in his paintings. With painstaking use of limited brushwork in his art, Vlad creates paintings which give a sense of depicted objects rather than their bold presentation at the same time maintaining the transparent colors unique to watercolor and very powerful brushstrokes. He is also a master of the textural quality of things, you can almost touch the walls and feel the rough stones bathing in the sun. His love for classical music energize him during the work almost like being a source of inspiration lending him sensitive and poetic angles of alternative look at reality surrounding us. “Every painting is like a poetry, the less words wasted the more powerful message it conveys.” Says the master.
Vladislav is represented by:
LePrince Fine Art Gallery
184 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, Phone (843) 442-1664
Stakenborg Fine Art Gallery
1545 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236, Phone (941) 487-8001
Susan Powell Fine Art
679 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443, Phone (203) 318-0616
9 S. Harrison St., Easton, MD 21601, Phone (410) 770-9190
20 S Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236, Phone (941) 365-7414
Yeliseyev Studio Open Doors, August 5 and November 4, 2pm – 4pm
Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, Apalachicola, FL May 4-13, 2018
Cashiers Plein Air Festival Cashiers, NC July 18-22, 2018
Mountain Maryland Plein Air—Judge, Cumberland, MD September 24-30, 2018