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Valerievich Shkurko

born in 1970 •
He was born in 1970 in the city of Perm, Russia. He has been fond of drawing animals since early childhood. From 1981 to 1985 he studied at the Perm City Art School where he learned the basics of drawing and composition. In 1991 Boris graduated from the Perm Agricultural Academy, the Faculty of Zootechnics. The image of animals was greatly promoted by classes in animal anatomy, which was taught at the academy.
He was not specifically engaged in hunting, but often accompanied his friend from the institute on hunting, who nowadays manages a hunting farm in one of the districts of the Perm Region and periodically takes on the role of a critic of new drawings. Hiking in the woods, stories of experienced hunters, the study of the relationship of Slavic and peoples of the northern Urals with the world of wildlife became a source of inspiration for the creation of paintings.
Favorite material is colored pencil.
The main theme is the relationship between animals and birds in nature, the struggle for survival in constant motion. Recently, the role of animals and birds in the mythology of different peoples has become a separate topic. The subject is diverse and provides a rich ground for creativity. So, study of materials on the role of animals and attitudes towards them among different peoples combined with the author's imagination resulted in a series of paintings depicting sacred animals of peoples of Siberia, the Urals, the Slavic and Turkic peoples.
Participant of the exhibitions "Art-Perm" 2016, 2020. "Okhota" 2016, exhibition of fine art in St. Petersburg 2019.
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