Originally from the former Soviet Union, where he studied at the Repin Institute in St. Petersburg, Daud Akhriev is a painter who currently divides his time between the U.S. and Spain.
Akhriev works in a variety of mediums, primarily oil, but also watercolor and tempera, as well as working in ceramics, sculpture and mosaics.
Some of his oil paintings are large in scale; the painting shown above, top (with detail) is 10ft x 10ft (3 x 3 meters).
Akhriev’s subjects include figures, landscape, still life and interiors, for which you can find galleries in the oil gallery on his website. (Note that the section linked as “Studio Blog” in the top navigation is not very extensive; you can find more news in the Updates section, which is linked from the bottom navigation.)
I enjoy the textural qualities in much of his work, particularly in his landscapes and interiors, which carry a feeling of the age of the materials.