About the artist
Stanislav Azarov (1977) is a contemporary graphic artist and painter who lives and works in Volgograd, Russia. He earned a Diploma in Printed Graphics from Volgograd State Pedagogical University (1999).
Since 2000 he has been working as an independent artist, engaged in various printing and painting techniques, art-performances, decorating the interiors of public spaces and teaching. Azarov’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions in Russia, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Finland, USA, Italy and Great Britain.
Graphic works by Stanislav Azarov are presented in a number of Russian and foreign galleries under a false name. Their authorship is attributed to Foma Jaremtschuk (or Foma Yaremchuk), and the artworks date back to 40-50 years of the XX century. The author (or authors) of this hoax are still unknown. Stanislav Azarov’s artworks were exhibited and sold without his knowledge. This art hoax was investigated in detail by Mikhail Yashnov and Yulia Vishnevetskaya. An additional mythological dimension has arisen thanks to a series of stories by Solomon Kornzerstern (aka Mitya Zimin) about “the famous Abkhaz artist Stasyan Azaria” which have only an indirect relationship to the real Stanislav Azarov.
Stanislav Azarov’s artworks are included in the collections of the Moscow State Pushkin Museum, Radishevsky Museum in Saratov, Volgograd Mashkov Museum of Fine Arts, Museum du Petit Format, ADOGI Gallery, Vario Galleria as well as in numerous private collections in Russia, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, USA, France, Israel, Finland and other countries.
- 2013Plein Air. Scandinavia Volgograd Regional Children's Art Gallery (Volgograd, Russia)
- 2021Magnitude Seven: 17th Annual Small Works Exhibit Manifest (Cincinnati, USA)
- 2015The poetics of abandoned spaces (together with Tillmann Severin) Internationales Bilderbuchfestival Brandenburg (Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany)
- 2015Achromatopsia. Distillation of images. Trapezia Gallery (Volgograd, Russia)
- 2014Art-Lay. Festival of contemporary art Trapezia Gallery (Volgograd, Russia)
- 2013Canvas (on/of) social media ArtGrad (Volgograd, Russia)
- 2010Invisible Cities II. The Space of Hipertext (based on the novel by Italo Calvino) Volgograd Mashkov Museum of Fine Arts (Volgograd, Russia)
- 2009Tara-Avatara Volgograd State Mashkov Museum of Fine Arts (Volgograd, Russia)
- 2009ArtGraph Small Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
- 2008Invisible Cities I. The Space of Hipertext (based on the novel by Italo Calvino) CultProject Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
- 2008Object dreams (ArtGraph) Small Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
- 2007Wall Book II Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia)
- 2007All-Russian youth exhibition in the Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
- 2006Wall Book I Small Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
- 2005Contemporary Russian Art Exhibition (Coventry, England)
- 2005Faust on the Volga (Volgograd, Russia)
- 2005Letters (X Art Manezh) Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
- 2005Battle of angels against dragonflies Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
- 2004Total etching 3rd Salon of the Moscow International Exhibition Center / The Best Moscow Art Galleries (Moscow, Russia)
- 2003Strange Wars (VIII Art Manezh) Manezh (Moscow, Russia)
- 2002Exhibition dedicated to the fresco by Piero della Francesca "Resurrection of Christ" Borgo San Sepolcro / Musee du Petit Format (Toscana / Viroinval, Italy / Belgium)
- 200011 Biennale Internationale Petit Format de Papier Musee du Petit Format (Viroinval, Belgium)