My name is Anatoly Popov I am a professional sculptor. I graduated from Pensa Artistic College in 2011 and then earned a Bachelor degree at Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in 2017. Thus, I dedicated 11 years of my life to professional education.
My inspiration can be ignited by a wide variety of topics. Most of my works are dedicated to historical or mythological images and personalities, which is an eternal topic reinterpreted from generation to generation. Occasionally my soul is touched by depth of nature and wildlife, with wonderful relationships often much closer to our feelings than meets the eye. Decorative art is also of interest to me, and the fine harmony of Modern art is especially close to my heart.
I am deeply convinced that a piece of art must give aesthetic pleasure to the viewer, inspire and let him or her experience the beauty of the world independently from the selected topic. In any work I devote much attention to its plastic component: aesthetics and dynamics of the composition, the harmony of visual rhythms. The composition lies at the core, allowing to convey the feeling and mood of sculpture. At the same time the viewer can always find a lot of details catching the eye and inviting to examine, while in some of my works decorative elements can reveal the whole story.
I wish you a pleasant viewing!