Georgy Gurianov, Sailor, 2003, Acrylic on canvas
Georgy Gurianov is well known as a composer and as a member of such cult Russian groups as "Kino" and "Pop-mechanica". The 1990s witnessed the rebirth of the classical traditions of European art. One of the most exciting representatives of the New Classicism is Georgy Gurianov – painter, photographer and professor of the St Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts. The difficult task of restoring lost traditions and mastery has produced outstanding results. Like the masters of the Renaissance, Gurianov addresses the works of past eras. Like the ancient classics, the artist finds the ideals to which he aspires among the heroes of the Olympic Games.
Gurianov's heroic efforts have been highly rated by art lovers and critics. His name appears in textbooks on the history of twentieth-century art and his works have been acquired by the world's leading museums.