Artem Volokitin

Selected works


Artem Volokitin is working with the traditional technique of oil painting. In his paintings he used to be close to hyperrealism, however now he uses rather conventional realism and neo-baroque. The artist has moved on from portraits and now creates deserted landscapes or portrays fictional animals and birds. Sometimes he turns to photography, objects and installations.

Artem Volokitin was born in 1981 in the city of Chuhuyiv, Kharkiv region, Ukraine. He has graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. He completed an internship at Antony Gormley's painting studio in London. In 2011, he was the Main Prize Winner of the  Pinchuk Art Centre, which allowed the artist to make his first appearance in the parallel program of the Venice Biennale in 2011. In 2015, Artem Volokitin participated in the main program of the Venice Biennale, his works became part of the Ukrainian pavilion "Hope!". Over the past three years his canvases have visited London's Saatchi Gallery, the Ukrainian Institute of America, Inc. in New York, as well as the Danish fair Art Copenhagen and the German Kolner Liste.

The artist lives and works in Kharkiv, Ukraine.