Andrey Figol brings the essence of classic still-life painting into a unique and powerful partnership with the range of possibilities available to the contemporary artist. With a balanced sense of composition and keen sensitivity to light, Figol creates images that capture the spirit of the Dutch masters, but then moves that spirit forward into the present through a bold, expressive use of color and a modern take on texture and movement. In his work, the rendering of forms and objects is realized through a wide variety of techniques—from thick, energetic brush strokes that create somewhat abstract patterns to detailed lines and dynamic perspectives.
Working in oil on canvas, he makes the most of the richness and the intensity of color that oils provide. As adept at depicting the subtleties of a muted winter cityscape as he is at giving life to an arrangement of vividly hued flowers, Figol endows each image with a depth and physical presence that thoroughly engage the viewer. Born in Ukraine, Figol has shown his work internationally and is now based in Kiev.