Timur Akhriev Reveals Latest Exhibit October 23
"Drifter" reflects millennial generation
Timur Akhriev, a talented up-and-coming painter, will soon reveal his exhibit reflecting the millennial generation, and there's no technology in sight. Timur has worked nearly two years on the contemporary collection he calls "Drifter," an accurate representation of young people and the choices they face.
Akhriev, who was born in Russia, says that "for young people in this country, it seems to me that it's really hard for them to find a direction. Some of them just drift through, until they hit the shore and see where they want to go."
Akhriev began by painting a young person with whom he's close, and said the 17-piece collection grew organically with the passage of time. The exhibit will feature pieces inspired by a variety of human emotion. Akhriev, who enjoys painting with a juxtaposed style, didn't want the entire collection to be all dark or all bright. Everyone has high times and low times, he said.
"Drifter" will be on display at Akhriev's studio at 1405 Williams Street in Chattanooga, Tenn,. Oct. 23-27. An opening party will take place 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. The show will be available for viewing and Timur will be available for interviews through Oct. 27 by private appointment.
Watch Timur discuss his series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2lUwMTS-YQ
For more information about Timur visit his website: http://timurakhriev.com/
About Timur Akhriev
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1983, oil painter Timur Akhriev began painting at 12-years-old under the instruction of his father. As a teenager, Akhriev moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., where he studied in the Fine Arts program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and later at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Akhriev's work has appeared in Oklahoma's Lovetts Gallery and Arizona's Gallery Russia, among others. Inspired by human complexity and his natural surroundings, Akhriev currently splits his time between the United States and Europe.