Born and raised in Russia, Viatcheslav Tchstiline (corporate name Slava TCH) started his career as a full-time artist in Russia together with his wife Natalia Tchistilina, also a professional full-time artist. Slava in collaboration with his wife Natalia registered a corporate identity under the name of SLAVA TCH. Slava in Russian means Glory, the TCH stands for Tone, Color and Harmony. All together “ SLAVA TCH” stands for the “ Glory of Tone, Color and Harmony.” Slava and Natalia, working in the art of encaustic painting for a long period of time have proven to be internationally acclaimed artists and of great interest to collectors, dealers and the public on the North American and International art market.
Today Slava continues the family tradition by working in encaustic media. He uses the Slava Tchsculptural potential of melting wax and pigments to create luminous, 3-dimensional world, in which neo-primitivism and abstract symbolism combine to express a yearning for the ideal. Inspired by the dramatic landscapes encountered in his diverse travels across Canada , USA and Europe, Slava’s work begins with a sketch of specific vistas, then masking the image by layers of pigment and wax. The depicted places then seem both mythical and surreal, resulting in sincere, gem-like paintings that awaken our imagination and take us on a journey across the world and right back home, reminding the collector to enjoy every moment of life.
“I am fascinated by the colorful, bright and changeable nature, free form which I am trying to convey in numerous landscapes. I talk to my audience not by the forms and volumes, but by the colors and emotions. I try to apply the flaming colors on my canvas. I love to paint red on red or yellow on yellow. My works emotionally, even lyrically are full of expression and color. I aspire to add a new palette of colors in nature, projecting on it my spiritual and emotional life. Deaf and flowering paint, lines, their boundless of splendor and majesty– this is my being, my beautiful and tragic world.”
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