Oil on Canvas 80(H) x 100(W)cm 2016
Aleksey Sokolov was born in 1981 in St. Petersburg in a family of hereditary artists. His great-grandfather Konstantin Sokolov was a painter. Grandfather, Alexey Sokolov (professor of the Academy of Fine Arts) and his father, Leonid A. Sokolov - Honored Artist of Russia.
A creative atmosphere that prevailed in the family of Aleksey shaped the future love of art contributed to the development of interest in painting. In 1999 he entered the Academic Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Repin, (Russian Academy of Arts). At the time, his teachers were such famous artists as SN Repin, AK Bystrov, IG Urals, as well as Folk Artist, head of the monumental painting workshop - Academician AA Myl'nikov. Aleksey Sokolov completed his studies in 2005 at the Academy and after graduation, he spent three more years of academic probation in the creative workshop of Mylnikov, where he wrote a series of works, which later became the part of expositions of his personal exhibitions. In 2007 he was admitted to the Union of Artists. Currently he teaches at the Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Repin (Russian Academy of Arts). Creative interests of the author are extensive: it works in both easel painting and monumental art. One of the most striking and significant trends in the genre paintings of Sokolov is landscape. He refers in his works to the unique beauty of nature of Pushkinogorye with which the author associated the most vivid impressions of his childhood. Images of nature, embodied with enthusiasm and love - one of the most lyrical lines in the works of Aleksey Sokolov.
2010 "Parallel presence". The National Congress Palace. Strelna. Russia
2014 Art's new world. International fine art expo. Zhongshan. China
2014 The Personal exhibition at the State institute of Art Studies in Moscow. Russia
2015 Residence Diaoyutai Hotel, Beijing.China
2016 An exhibition of teachers of Academy of Arts. Russian academy of fine arts. St. Petersburg, Russia