Four Seasons
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Four Seasons

Four Seasons – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter | Mosaic | 60" x 36" each

If you’ve stopped at the Four Seasons for a quick look, please allow us to tell you about its unimaginable and immense impact we have seen while spellbound in front of this dazzling assemblage of four different and discernable women as the metaphor for the changing times of our lives. Each season, whether summer, fall, winter or spring is created in a medium (glass mosaic) few can execute. The aray is flowing with the vibrant energy of Time and will be life-changing for that perfect space as envisioned by the artist Daud Akhriev.  If you love color, contrast and composition, please add to your thinking a different dimension in art than any we’ve ever offered in nearly a quarter century. Note: this art may be arranged in linear format or placed on walls adjacent or walls opposite as is befitting of your space.  Now treat yourself to our zoom feature and the magic of where such art could be, and we hope… should be.  The installation of epic artistic efforts such as Four Seasons is an honor that is shared by the collector, the Art Dealer, and ultimately the Artist himself. Do call and let us celebrate the emotional and artistic awe this work radiates.

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Nicole Wolff
Gallery Director

Biography

Daud Akhriev was born in the former Soviet Union in 1959.  He studied classical painting and drawing for 14 years, graduating with honors from the Repin Institute (Russian Academy of Fine Art) with a masters degree in fine art, under the tutelage of the late painter and Academic, Piotr Fomin.  In 1991 he emigrated to Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Akhriev, now a U.S. citizen, shares his time between Andalusia, Spain and Chattanooga, Tennessee with his artist wife.

Akhriev is internationally sought after as an instructor for figure and landscape painting and for his monumental work. The Four Seasons, his four 9 foot bronze figures completed for the city of Chattanooga, are listed on the national Public Art Registry. Additional public art includes the Erlanger Chapel Mosaic and the Baylor School Mosaic, as well as murals at the Collegedale Seventh-Day Adventist Church and St. Peter's Episcopal.

Daud Akhriev, Stylistic Pluralism was published in 2002 by Common Place publishing.  He is also featured in Traditions Rediscovered, the Finley Collection of Russian Art.  Akhriev’s drawings are in several books about the Repin Institute, both in Russian language and in Chinese, and in numerous magazines such as Artists Magazine, Pastel Journal,  Island Journal, Chattanooga Magazine, Southern Living and American Art Collector.

 

Awards and Recognition

Oil Painters of America Annual Juried Exhibition, Most Original Master Signature Division, Award of Excellence,
USA 2018
Spanish Pastel Biennial, Rembrandt Award, Oviedo,
Spain 2018
Most Imaginative Painting, Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Steamboat Springs Museum of Art, Colorado 2018
Pastel 100, Pastel Journal, 2018
Pastel 100, Pastel Journal, 2017
Master Signature Status, Oil Painters of America, 2016
Silver Medal Winner, Oil Painters of American National Juried Exhibition, 2016
Grand Prize, Plein Air Magazine, Spring Competition 2016
Silver Prize, Plein Air Magazine, Spring Competition, ]2016
Grand Prize, Pastel Journal 100, 2015
Second Portrait Prize, Pastel Journal 100, 2015
Finalist, Salon 2015 ARC, Figurative Work
Ten Best Mosaics 2015 (one of), Society of American Mosaic Artists, 2015
Winning Team, Erlanger Hospital Chapel Redesign competition, 2014-15 (with HK Architects)
Featured Artist, Hunter Museum Invitational Biennial Exhibition II, 2010
National Registry of Public Art for the Four Seasons
Chattanooga TN 2009
Best Still Life, Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, 2008
Best Still Life and Second Place Overall, National Juried Show, Oil Painters of America 2006
Feature Article, Artists Magazine, Feb 2006

"Akhriev's dedication to detail is exquisite to the point of being other-worldly."
- Jennifer Jordan, author and filmmaker, Salt Lake City

“… You could also say that the artist’s subject is light: we can almost feel the heat of the sun. We nearly squint at its intensity.”
-Tamera Lenz Muente, Assistant Curator, Cincinnati Museum of Art, in Pastel Journal

“…artist, Daud Akhriev, captures in his paintings and pastels the contradictions and hardships of Maine coastal living in a collection of powerful and compelling images. …Akhriev’s waterfront scenes are complex and meticulous studies in color and form—a gigantic game of Pick-Up-Sticks, gone array. In each of his works, the docks, like the island inhabitants he portrays, appear to have reached an uneasy truce with a world where the power of nature is relentless and the flesh endures against all odds.”
-Critic Richard Friswell - ARTESMAGAZINE