The Russian artist Gregory Emvy started on the path of pursuing a career in contemporary art in his very early childhood. His grandfather was also a gifted artist and seeing the boy’s apparent inherited talent and interest in art painting, Emvy’s parents sent him to art school.
In 2001 Gregory graduated from Foundation Painting Program Arts School of Nizhny Novgorod at the age of sixteen and in 2004 from Fine Art Program, Arts School of Nizhny Novgorod. At the age of twenty-four, he decided to dedicate himself to painting full-time. Gregory Emvy is part of a new wave of artists emerging from Russia, who step away from politics and the past. Through his contemporary art, he represents the new generation of the avant-garde.
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To date, Gregory Emvy has developed two conceptual collections of artworks: The Moment. True Faces and Human Souls. In October 2014, Gregory had his first successful art exhibition, Human Souls, held during the prestigious Frieze Week in London.
His love for thinking outside the box and for furniture design and contemporary art, in general, led him to bring to life his latest series, which defies classifications and boundaries by merging painting and sculpture together. Working with an eclectic palette of marble, concrete, copper, and wood, Gregory cleverly married abstraction and figuration.
Featuring a wide selection of contrasting textures (rough/smooth, polished/brushed, warm/cold), color associations and tension between the flexibility of organic motifs and the hardness of geological or industrial sensibility, the pieces achieve a surprising sense of harmony and balance.
Taking his approach and artistic vision one step further, Emvy created a breathtaking art furniture collection by combining apparently incompatible materials, changing transparencies and contrasting shapes. His contemporary art masterpieces are the spectacular descendants of Surrealism, Constructivism and Arte Povera, being unadorned and peculiar at the same time, making us question what is natural and what is artificial and I Lobo You is absolutely in love with it.