Andrew Bio

Andrew (Atroshenko), Russian (1965- )

Andrew Atroshenko was born in 1965 in the city of Pokrovsk, Russia. At age five he started painting and drawing. Accepted as a gifted child in 1977 into the Children's Art School, Andrew graduated with honors in 1981.

Two years later, Andrew entered Bryansk Art College, and in 1991 was accepted at one of the most prestigious art schools in the world, the St. Petersburg Academy of Art. A short time later, Andrew began taking part in exhibitions such as St. Petersburg Artists in Reutlingen, Germany, the exhibition of a group "Academy" in St. Petersburg (1996), and "Teacher's memory" (1997).

After graduation from St. Petersburg Academy of Art in 1999, Andrew was invited by a New England based art group "Bay Arts" to take part in their exhibitions. He spent that entire year in the United States and stayed well on into the new Millennium.

When he returned to St. Petersburg, his new style began emerging. When asked about his expressive painting techniques, Andrew explains, "Sometimes the brush or palette knife does not 'feel' what I feel. I must use my fingers or hands to move the paint on the canvas in order to get the emotion I am looking for. I also use fabric to paint, it gives a texture and richness to the canvas I otherwise would not achieve".

Since 2000, Andrew has worked with dealers from Western Europe and the US, exhibiting and selling his paintings in US cities like Carmel, Scottsdale & Palm Desert, Las Vegas & Hawaii. Two of Andrew's pieces were also auctioned off by Sotheby's in 2002 and 2003.

Artworks




"Awakening" Hand-Embellished Giclee/Canvas by Andrew

Title: "Awakening"

Medium: Hand-Embellished Giclee on Hand-Textured Canvas

Unframed Size: 24" x 12"



"Balerina" Hand-Embellished Giclee/Canvas by Andrew

Title: "Ballerina"

Medium: Hand-Embellished Giclee on Hand-Textured Canvas

Unframed Size: 30" x 40"



"Bassline" Hand-Embellished Giclee/Canvas by Andrew

Title: "Bassline"

Medium: Hand-Embellished Giclee on Hand-Textured Canvas

Unframed Size: 30" x 36"



"Bold Expression" Hand-Embellished Giclee/Canvas

Title: "Bold Expression"

Medium: Hand-Embellished Giclee/Canvas

Unframed Size: 24" x 40"





Title: "Crimson Dancer"

Medium: Hand-Embellished Giclee/Canvas

Unframed Size: 40" x 40"



"Enchantress" Hand-Embellished Giclee/Canvas by Andrew

Title: "Enchantress"

Medium: Hand-Embellished Giclee on Hand-Textured Canvas

Unframed Size: 30" x 30"



"Fan Dancer" Hand-Embellished Giclee/Canvas

Title: "Fan Dancer"

Medium: Hand-Embellished Giclee on Hand-Textured Canvas

Unframed Size: 24" x 36"



"Fiery Dance" Hand-Embellished Giclee/Canvas

Title: "Fiery Dance"

Medium: Hand-Embellished Giclee/Canvas

Unframed Size: 24" x 36"



"Thoughts Before The Dance" Hand-Embellished Giclee on Hand-Textured Canvas by Andrew

Title: "Thoughts Before The Dance"

Medium: Hand-Embellished Giclee on Hand-Textured Canvas

Unframed Size: 24" x 20"



"Adel" Hand-Embellished Giclee/Canvas by Andrew

Title: "Adel"

Medium: Hand-Embellished Giclee/Canvas

Unframed Size: 36: x 20"