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Alexey Golovin was born in Saint Petersburg (Russia) in 1977.
Alexey Golovin fine art education (1992-2006) belongs to the
acclaimed Russian-European Academic School of art. He is a third
generation direct descendant student of the world famous Masters:
I. Repin, V. Serov, K. Korovin, and V. Favorskiy. They taught D. Kardovskiy,
I. Grabar, A. Deineka, S. Gerasimov, renowned artists who taught
Mr.Golovin professors. Golovin studied directly under A.Mylnikov,
A.Bystrov, V.Pesikov and other distinguished artists and professors of Fine Art.
2000 – The decision of Presidium of the Russian Academy of arts
from May, 29th, 2000 it is awarded by a medal «For successes in study».
2007 – It is awarded by a medal of "250 years of the Russian Academy of Arts».
2009 - it is awarded by an anniversary medal "Union of Russian Artists-75years".
Member of the Union of Russian Artists.
2006 Master of Fine Arts Degree, Repin State Academic Art Institute of the
Russian Imperial Academy of Arts (est.1757). Completed Bachelor and the Master of Fine Arts.
1997 Fine Arts Diploma, Crimean Samokish Art School. Crimea, Simferopol, Ukrain.
The most important thing in painting for me is beauty.
You can choose an awful subject, a tragedy, but you must try to paint a
picture plastically beautiful and expressive. This is quite a difficult
problem. But the more difficult the problem is, the more interesting it is to solve it.
I admire paintings of old masters. They contain everything that I like in painting
and that induce me to create.
When selecting a classical subject for a picture, I try to make a new,
modern interpretation. But at the same time I do not decline traditional
manner and technique of painting.
Besides figurative pictures, it is interesting for me to work with a still life,
a portrait, a landscape, and sometimes to make stained-glass windows and
wall-paintings. I think that it is boring to lock myself in one genre.