Alexey Firsov was born in 1966, and has always lived and worked in Moscow. 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 leading Moscow art venues: Art Manezh;
Winzavod Contemporary Art Center; The Roerich Museum; and the Central
House of Artists.
Alexey works only en plein-air. He tries to remove himself as far as
possible from civilization, and derives intense inspiration and energy
from the wilds of the natural world. Russia’s vast untouched and
unpopulated forests and tundra provide bountiful opportunity for this.
He seeks natural objects with a powerful mature and expressive
character and he believes that wild and unspoiled nature possesses
greater harmony than the man-made world, and this belief can be seen
in the rhythm of his brush strokes that create powerful and stirring
He is the accomplished Moscow abstract painter. Over the
past two decades Mr Firsov pioneered his own artistic style, "Lavism,"
derived from volcanic and passionate brush strokes, explosive colors,
and bold thick texture.