Heavily inspired by the Russian artistic movements of the 15th, 17th and 18th Centuries as well as Medieval icon painting, Andrey Remnev’s paintings are ostentatious interpretations and oddly hypnotic.
Growing up in Yachroma, near Moscow Andrey has always been drawn to painting nature, people, towns and landscapes. Despite referencing Medieval painting, there’s a subtle, contemporary feel to Andrey’s artworks through the more surreal elements he’s included. Many of his paintings focus on women, sat regally and in fancy dresses and pearls. But their knowing, unflinching stares add mystery and power to his delicately painted figures.
Andrey takes his influences further by emulating old Renaissance paint recipes using his own hand-made colours with natural pigments mixed with egg yolk. There’s a richness and heady depth to his works as a result and the jewel-like colours highlight the lavish and fairy tale-like atmosphere.
About the Author
Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.