Oleg Tselkov

Oleg Nikolayevich Tselkov (born 15 July 1934) is a Russian nonconformist artist, celebrated for his strange, painted in bright color faces, depicted inner psychological patterns of violence in contemporary culture.

1956: first apartment exhibition in the Vladimir Slepyan (1930–1998) houseroom. In 1958 Tselkov graduated from the Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, his teacher was experimental scenic designer and theatre director Nikolay Akimov. In the 1960s-1970s, the Tselkov studio in Moscow visited over the years such celebrities as, Arthur Miller, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Renato Guttuso, Lilya Brik, Anna Akhmatova, Joseph Brodsky, Yevgeny Yevtushenko (close Tselkov’s friend), Louis Aragon, Pablo Neruda. First Tselkov solo exhibition was opened in Kurchatov Institute in January 1966,[2] but through 2 days KGB has broke the show as ideologically unacceptable.

1977 : Tselkov moved to Paris. Some time later, artist bought the farm in France, in the region of Champagne, 300 km from Paris; he had equipped two-floor studio, and lives and works here.

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