Born in Ukraine and raised in Azerbaijan, Samir Rakhmanov graduated with distinction from the Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St.Petersburg, Russia in 2020.
An exquisite colourist and a strong advocate of realistic traditions, Samir creates work that strives to have an effortless and elegant aura. Luminous and fresh, each piece needs to feel as though it has just been completed. Samir internalizes the achievements from great artists of the past, from Diego Velázquez to Édouard Vuillard. He is passionate about advancing the figurative tradition forward, and he has already developed a distinctive voice of his own.
Samir participates in national and international exhibitions and his work is collected worldwide.