Timur D’Vatz was born into an artists’ family in Moscow, Russia in 1968.
He completed his studies at the Republican College of Art in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and subsequently studied in the post-graduate programme at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. Timur has been awarded a number of accolades including the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2002. His work has been described as fused with medieval symbols and legends and its modernist form has a vibrancy of colour.
“My work is based in history but I am conscious of bringing it into contemporary reality,” he says. “It is modern work with reference to the ancient elements of history. In this way I am creating my own mythology based on my own imagination and what I read in books and from places I travel.”
Timur is currently exhibiting at the Cadogan Contemporary gallery in London and is shown internationally by the Opera Gallery in Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. He spends time between his studios in Normandy and London, where he paints and does research on Celtic history and mythology.