We enjoy the Modern Masters projects that our very creative customers share with us daily via e-mail or on our social sites. We discovered artist Igor Turovskiy’s work on Facebook when he shared one of his incredible patina and metallic artworks with us and we had to learn more! He graciously agreed to chat with us and share some of his insights as we feature some of his Modern Mastery.
Igor Turovskiy grew up in Belarus, immersed in its natural and architectural beauty. The surroundings influenced his artistic interests and sparked his career as a graphic artist. In 1992, he moved to America and opened a graphic design studio. Several years later, he found his niche in the world of abstract art and opened his second studio, Igor Fine Art. He conveys emotions in his pieces through nuanced layers created with a mixture of metallic mica pigments, metallic paints, metal patinas and fluid acrylics. Let’s take a look.
Igor works with most clients on commissioned pieces, with many clients seeing his art online and ordering a specific size or color. Each piece normally takes 2 to 3 days to create, sometimes longer. He started using Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection and Metal Effects when they gave him the opportunity to create unique one of a kind art pieces. He explains, “I was painting with metallics for a while, using them for faux paint projects. I do art all the time, so it was natural to use the products and develop my own techniques.”
Igor has an art studio in Virginia Beach, VA, where he not only paints but also teaches art classes. It is here that he creates his commissioned art for private collectors as well as larger projects for restaurants, hotels and other hospitality and commercial clients.
After years of decorative painting commissions and his current work with abstract art, Igor consistently finds inspiration in many areas but one is close to his roots. “The most inspiring place I’ve visited is St. Petersburg, Russia. It’s an old historical town full of beautiful architecture and galleries.” You can see his love for both the modern and the historic in his patina art pieces.
Aren’t his artworks incredible? We hope you’ve found his amazing creativity and talent awe-inspiring. Many thanks to Igor for sharing his artistry with our products. Please be sure to visit his fine art website, Igor Turovskiy, to see more of his commissioned works. If you’ve enjoyed this article, be sure to share or pin it!