Painter, experimenter, musician and engineer formed at the Yaroslavl State Technical University (2004-09) and specialized in Plant automation and Process control. He has been interested in painting since childhood, driven by the desire to express and illustrate fantasies, dreams and ideas that grew into his inner world. He began studying at The Music School No.7 in Yaroslavl (1998-2002) and tried to translate the sensations of melodies into forms, colors and artistic creations on canvas and other special supports such as motherboards. The music of Japanese composer Akira Yamaoka, known for being the author of the soundtrack of the ‘Silent Hill’ videogame series, were the first traces Pavel translated into pictorial images. This particular moment has marked the beginning of his artistic career.
Pavel’s paintings range from surrealism to abstractism, in a constant stylistic evolution. He’s able to paint with both hands, a rather unusual feature. His experiments also span in sculpture. Falling into depths of the subconscious can often prove to be a journey that requires a reversal of conventional optics, depicted through a symbolic reversal of physical laws and gravitational paradoxes.
With regard to technological intrusion in modern society, it appears in various Pavel Yakovlev’s creations as a penetration in the artwork itself: a motherboard takes the place of a canvas and becomes the support on which the painter stretches the colors. The smartphone enters the composition as a material subject, the protagonist of contrasting and sleek shades of paintings. Favorite subjects from the artist are also all heavenly stars, the investigation of the mysteries of the cosmos as transcendence of material phenomena. He tries to represent his vision of the world, the problems that afflict mankind. By re-engaging with one’s soul, humanity can pass a door to the future, overcoming the obstacle by means of introspection as in ‘The Opening, Gates of the Soul’ (Открытость Ворота Души, 2014), awarded as the best idea for a series of surrealist paintings at the ‘World Art International Competition 2015’ in Bratislava.
Charming and evocative works exhibited in various art galleries of the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Italy – where he participated in 2014 at the International Award of Art ‘Perla dell’Adriatico’ of Grottammare, the 3rd edition of the International Art Exhibition ‘Premio Città di Montecosaro’ and also at the ‘Modart Italia’ in Porto Sant’Elpidio.