Thursday, October 15, 2009

slide show on Youtube

Check out my new slide show posted on Youtube:

Portraits and Figurative by Iakov Afanassiev

Thursday, September 10, 2009

An exhibition "Two painters: Louse Sutton and Iakov Afanassiev" opened on September 4th at the Leyton Gallery. I have eighteen works there ranging from figurative to landscape and still life.
The show will continue until October 3rd, 2009. Here are some images from this exhibition:

Monday, August 24, 2009

I had an opportunity to present my recent work in a talk at the Eastern Edge gallery. The event was called Fancy Artist talks where a diverse group of artists (visual, digital, installation, performance) talked about their experiences. The audience enjoyed cocktails designed to match artist's work. The cocktail for my talk was called Volga to reflect my Russian background. It was based on vodka and was quite strong. I was a bit afraid that after the cocktail I would loose the ability to speak English so I saved it until after the talk.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Landscape show at the Leyton gallery

The 'Landscapes' show is currently on at the Leyton gallery. I have a couple of new pieces there: 'Trail in Harbour Main' and 'Church in St. Phillips'. The show received a very nice review by Joan Sullivan at the Telegram (“Afanassiev crosses borders in Landscapes” by Joan Sullivan, the Telegram, 29 May, 2009).
The next show at the gallery is "Summer show" which opens on July 4.