Yuri Stepanov - Member of the Union of Artists of Russia, was born in Leningrad in 1967.
Mostly a landscape painter, who began his career in Leningrad at the Leningrad Higher Art School. IN AND. Mukhina, an artist since the early 2000s, several for years he lived and worked in France, where he participated in a number of exhibitions: Boulogne 2003, Angin 2004, Sevres 2004.
He is a member of the Association of Russian Artists of Paris.
It is in Paris, the cradle of the arts, that he becomes a unique original master. Throughout all the cycles of French and later Petersburg landscapes, Yuri Stepanov's painting is imbued with the spirit of deep inner unity - this is an expressive, light, energetic painting, written with a bold hand. In the panoramic, monumental works of Stepanov the state of nature in synthesis with the architecture of the majestic metropolis is the main and main character. The image of the ancient city in the landscapes of the painter was born under the influence of stylistic, innovative trends in the Western art industry.
Masterly skills in the use of light and color in a landscape emphasize the laconicism of each compositional idea. The ability to combine the modern life of the city and its historical past, to reveal the abstract component, to convey the every minute state of the natural environment, its romantic beginning is an important, fascinating aspect of all the master's canvases.
Without exaggeration, the artist can be called a "heavenly architect" who creates in his paintings stunning interweaving of clouds and rays of sunlight playing on them!
Works are in private collections in Russia, France, America, Belgium, Holland, Italy, etc.