Igor Medvedev was born in Novopskov (Luganskay oblast) on November 10, 1961.In 1985 hegraduated from Moscow institute of electronics techniques (physio-chemical faculty). The firstpersonal exhibition took place in Youth Dramatic Theatre in 1990, after that he wasconstantly exhibited by the leading galleries in Vilnuce, Kaunas: Juste, Contemporary ArtCenter, Russian House and others exhibiting by gallery "China-City" and adorning privatecollections all over the world.Igor Medvedev’s art celebrates the soul of our humanist past. This painter of light seeks tocapture, remember and preserve the ancient spirit of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, thesmall seaside fishing villages of Spain, the rapidly disappearing traditional towns atop hillsidesin Greece. His is a vision that eschews technology and that applauds the common genius ofsimple human creativity and handiwork – as in the antique construction of an old whitewashvillage, standing after two thousand years, with its interlocking volumes, quaint doorways andbrilliantly arranged flowers, tables, chairs – gifts of the artist that we all possess and expressevery day.Medvedev’s work finds tranquility in this simple life, after a tumultuous and torturous youth.As a refugee fleeing German occupation during World War II, the young Russian foundhimself and his family a long way from freedom. After the war, the Medvedevs settled inMunich. It was there that Igor first saw the meticulousness and precision of Renaissancepainting and sculpture. Today, he deploys the painstaking technique of that time, in a processknown as “casein glazing.” His use of impasto and chiaroscuro have also led critics tocomment that “He paints like a sculptor,” and in fact, the artist is accomplished in the bronzemedium.