Ukranian born Andrei Protsouk demonstrated an exceptional gift for art from a young age. He attended the prestigious Lugansk School of Fine Art, followed by a Masters Degree at the Ilya Repin Leningrad Institute; widely regarded as one of the world’s finest art programmes. It was here at Andrei studied under Evsey Moiseenko - a world-renowned contemporary of Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso. Recognising the potential of Andrei’s already remarkable talent, Moiseenko adapoted his as his protégée and his early works reflected the melancholy of the Soviet’s living conditions; using heavy textures and dark colours.
In 1994 Protsouk moved with his family to the US, where he quickly established himself as a prominent figure on the contemporary art scene where his paintings became more colourful and joyful - celebrating life in the freedom of American society.
Today, many of his artworks focus on the universal theme of love, frequently depicting couples in the midst of passionate embraces. Working to a large scale, Andrei’s elaborate pieces burst with vibrant colours, intricate shapes and varied textures. An exciting and hugely popular artist, his paintings have drawn comparisons to the figurative works of Michaelangelo.