Fine artist, painter Vladimir Yakobtchuk constantly moves from technique to technique, masterfully navigating through them in search of new ways of creative development. After a classical training at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, he turned to abstraction and collage. His artworks have been shown at the international exhibitions at the State Russian Museum: "Abstract Art in Russia" and "Collage in Russia."
From the beginning, Yakobtchuk used the time-consuming and fairly rare techniques. For the artist, the technical accentuation became not only an object of experimental practice but also symbolic signs, an artistic way of thinking built on allusions. There are many artistic devices in Yakobtchuk’s arsenal: a patch of tracing paper, holes in the paper, pigeon feathers inserted to the drawing “fumage” (from the French for “smoking”) invented in 1937 by the Austrian-Mexican surrealist Wolfgang Paalen. Following his example Yakobtchuk uses soot from candles in various ways. The complex texture of his smoke-stained artwork, with perforations, works as a reference to the modernist formal experiments of the twentieth century.
Vladimir Yakobtchuk’s artworks have been exhibited in the USA, Finland, Russia, Bulgaria, and China.