Alexey Firsov is a Russian contemporary artist who was born in 1966.
He studied at the Moscow Institute of Architecture and has selectively exhibited his paintings over the past 20 years. Some of his exhibitions have been shown at the leading Moscow art venues, such as CosMoscow, Art Manezh, Art Moscow, Winzavod Contemporary Art Center, The Roerich Museum, the Central House of Artists as well as the Kasteyev State Art Museum in Kazakhstan, multiple Lon-don venues and as of recently he had his personal exhibition at the 'Galeri Artist' of Istanbul.
Firsov's pieces are within lots of established private collections and also success-fully selling through the international auction houses such as Sotheby's and Phil-lips.Alexey Firsov's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with real-ized prices ranging from 9,608 USD to 47,500 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2015 the record price for this artist at auction is 47,500 USD for 30 field Lupino, sold at Phillips New York in 2016.
Over the past two decades, Firsov has pioneered his own artistic style – self-titled ‘lavism’ – derived from volcanic and passionate brush strokes, explosive colours, and bold thick texture.This hyper-impressionist technique seems to be reminiscent of Kiefer or Auerbach’s methods. And like them, he spends tons of pigment when creating just one painting. The paint is spread like lava on the canvas, congealing on the surface in 3D shapes. It fully dries only in after three years.
The hyper-impressionist artist works only in ‘plein-air’ technique, removing himself as far as possible from civilization. Firsov derives intense inspiration and energy from the wilds of the natural world, its waywardness, spontaneity and creative force.
Firsov is a passionate defender of modern art, seeing conceptual art as a socio-logical statement of modern society’s tension rather, than an art practice.