I AM VERY PROUD OF MY PAST, BUT MY FUTURE, OR RATHER A
DREAM OF IT, IS WHAT GETS ME OUT OF BED BEFORE DAWN AND MAKES ME DO ALL THESE
STRANGE AND CONTROVERSIAL THINGS. OF COURSE THERE IS NO FUTURE, AS THE BIBLE
SAYS, BUT THERE IS AN ILLUSION THAT MAKES MY ...ENGINE RUN NON STOP.
THE FUTURE IS THE GREATEST DRUG OF HUMANITY.
Andrey Bogoslowsky was born in 1966 in Saratov - Russia, the son of a Russian
ballerina and politician. In 1978, Andrey left Russia with his mother for
A year later, at age 13, he completed his first oil painting. He then began
private art lessons in classical drawing, oil painting, and composition. By age
16, Andrey had completed over 100 oil paintings as well as more than a dozen
wood and clay sculptures.
He exhibited his works in the hallways of his high school and Andrey became a
local celebrity. Andrey's first solo show took place at the ballroom of the
Russian Embassy in Warsaw in October 1982. Since then, Andrey has donated his
paintings to Russian Embassies worldwide in exchange and received scholarships,
and grants. In 1984, Andrey was admitted to the Academy of Visual Arts in
In 1985, he received a Russian scholarship to study "classical technologies and
techniques" in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. This was followed by a six month scholarship
to Budapest and six months in Prague. At that time, Andrey's art was very
diverse, consisting of colorful ceramics, oil painting, and traditional graphic
techniques. In his oil paintings, Andrey followed the path of painting from
nature. His ceramics resembled Mediterranean dollhouse infected by organic
elements. His figurative sculptures were strongly influenced by the 20 century
French sculptor A. Maillol.
Sea Shell 1983
Andrey's black and white graphics were fantastic expressions of the world
from legends and fairy tales; however, they were far from commercial
In 1987, Andrey received one more scholarship to study in Madrid. From Madrid
Andrey came to New York as a political refuge in August 1988. All these years in
New York had transformed Bogoslowsky's art into a meaningful philosophical
statement. Andrey's writings have become a "bible" to many young artists, and
his works are highly praised by well known and established collectors, critics
Currently Bogoslowsky's art is represented by five galleries world wide, and
several corporate consultants throughout the United States. His works are
available in Canada, Los Angeles and Argentina. A Corporate Sponsorship program
allows the public to see Andrey's work in a non-gallery environment. Andrey
keeps donating his paintings to non-for profit fundraising charity balls in Palm
Beach, Hamptons and New York.
Andrey's paintings are used by corporate design agency for advertising and promotion.
|Escada has published 1300 limited edition
prints hand signed by Andrey. “Irises”
||Fundraising invitation for a
corporate promotion “Valentine’s Day 2002” to benefit
Andrey's art studio in Washington DC is located at his home in historic
Georgetown, on N street. Andrey also paints at his beach house in southern
Delaware Andrey's works are understood and admired worldwide regardless of
religion or language. They (the paintings) "speak that wordless language of
|2000 former studio at Pier 63, NYC
||Studio in Georgetown 2004.
Very often unable to sleep at night, Andrey will begin writing in a stream of
consciousness fashion, covering the backs of his canvases and works on paper
with philosophy, wisdom, and an appeal to the universe for answers to the
essences of our creative existence in this human form... in this lifetime... on
Bogoslowsky's large works surround us with the energy which vitally surges
through him in life and flows freely through his brush. Yet it is through
observing his small works we can understand the intimacy and immediacy of his
timeless message. It is important to understand that these small works have not
been created as an end unto themselves; they are physically part of the process
as larger works are developed. They are not studies, but are a response to the
challenge of each creative moment. An observation, an emotion, a realization...
captured aside and yet parallel to a larger series of work in progress.
One of Andrey’s paintings back.