Victor Molev was born in Nizhniy Novgorod (Russia) in 1955.
He graduated from architecture faculty in 1976 and
worked as an architect and theatre set painter. He immigrated to Israel in 1990. Victor was a member of the association of artists and sculptors in
Israel. He is a painter and graphic artist. He participated in numerous exhibitions (both solo and general) in Russia, Israel and Europe. His works
can be found in private collections throughout Europe, United States, Canada and Israel.
In August 2006 he moved to Canada. Now he lives in
Richmond Hill, Ontario.
"Victor Molev has creatively fulfilled himself as a painter, a graphic
artist, a scene designer and a decorator, an architect. But his major
activity is still easel painting to which he devotes so much time and
effort. His painting has not appeared spontaneously, it is the result of
accumulated knowledge and experience making the foundation of his
creative activities. It is rather difficult to describe all the
versatility of his painting gamut on pages of a catalogue. It is focused
on genre paintings, fancy compositions reflecting peculiarity of plots
and images and their unconventional interpretation. The paintings show
sonority and garishness of colors, exquisite ornamentality, flexibility
of forms, grotesque. They are also full of symbols. On the background
of some fancy landscape with notional architectural structures wonderful
fabulous characters live and act - outlandish animals and birds
emanating warmth and kindness, colored with light humor. The painter’s
close attention to domestic articles, garments, accessories manifests
itself through elaborate graphical draughtmanship and is based on
delicate tints. Molev has created his own artistic language of symbols,
signs, original effects making his works unique and recognizable. The
series of enigmatic portraits in which the evident meaning blends into
the hidden one, setting eye-catches occupy the special place. Thus we
suddenly recognize A. Chekhov in the plain landscape surrounded by naked
trees and see the face of Albert Einstein in randomly scattered chess.
Mona Liza, Beatles and many other celebrities are undergoing
transformations. The new works of the previous years - Snail, … - are
the evidences of the painter’s permanent creative search. V. Molev's
art attracts many admirers and leaves no one indifferent."
1988- Central Exhibition Hall of artist’s association. (Nizhniy
Central Exhibition Hall. (Ardatov City, Russia)
Exhibition of theatre artists . (Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia)
1990- “EGO” group . (Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia)
1990- “EGO” group. (Trotsk City,
1992- Art-Li Fine Artist Gallery (Haifa)
1993- Israel Union of Artists (Haifa)
Ankona(Italia) Diploma, Silver Medal.
Israel Union of Artists (Haifa)
Tokio (Japan) Newspaper “Yomiury”, Bronze Medal.
Gallery “Rahel Show”
1995- Marostika (Italia)
Gallery “Rahel Show” (Old Jaffo)
1996- Beringen (Belgia)
Beit Agefen (Haifa)
1998- Zagreb (Horvatia)
1999- Congress Hall (Haifa)
Israel Union of Artists
Gallery “Zafon” (Haifa)
2000- Israel Union of Artists (Haifa)
City Center (Haifa)
Azriely Center (Tell-Aviv)
Gallery “Zafon” (Haifa)
2001- Naval Museum (Haifa) Diploma, Medal.
2003- Gallery ‘Expression”(Tell-Aviv)
2006- Beit Rotshild (Haifa)
Koffler Centre of Arts (Toronto)
“Nude Show” Imagine Art Gallery (Thornhill, Ont.)
Hillcrest. (Richmond Hill, Ont.)
One of a Kind Show
1987 - Kalinin Palace of Culture ( Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia)
1994- Bank Discont (Haifa)
Moshava Ha-Ktana (Haifa)
1998- Israel Union of
2000- Beit Yad Le Banim (Haifa)
2001- Hod Ha-Karmel (Haifa)
2002- Beit Aba Hushi (Haifa)
2003- Beit Yad Le Banim (Haifa)
Opening of Victor Molev`s Gallery. 30 Masada str., Haifa.
2006- Beit Aba Hushi (Haifa)
Opening of Victor Molev`s Home Gallery. 10 Palomino dr., Richmond Hill, Ont.
Studio Tour & Art Sale (Richmond Hill, Ont.)
Imagine Art Gallery (Thornhill, Ont.)
Library (Dufferin St./Clark Ave. W, Thornhill, Ont.)