Vladislav Razgulin was born in 1968 near Nizhny Novgorod, lives in St. Petersburg. The artistic reference points of Vladislav Razgulin must be sought among the modernist trends in painting of the early twentieth century. His work is genetically close, firstly, to French Fauvism, and secondly, to German Expressionism, but more frivolous than the first and much more cheerful than the second. Dazzling color, simplicity of form, contrast – Razgulin builds a picture from colored planes, which reasonably and economically fit into the canvas structure. The artist deliberately spurs viewer’s emotions with seeming innocence.
Razgulin’s favorite theme is the southern landscape: winding streets, sea horizons, steep stairs, white walls, flowering trees. The southern landscape gradually becomes the only motif of his work, but there is no monotony in it, Razgulin’s canvases, painted in the colors of the sun, sea and wind, are a collection of various delights, processed into painting.