Andrey Ostashov is a professional sculptor and artist, born in Belarus. He works with stone and bronze, creating fantasy worlds, where modern age is blended with motives of Oriental mythology.
Ostashov’s works can be found in museums and private collections of art connoisseures around the globe.
His capacity to capture the innermost feelings of his characters, the sensuality of each sculpture – the dialogue of Ostashov’s sculptures with the audience is invariably emotional and profound.
Andrey Ostashov was born Lida, Belarus.
In 1997 he graduated from the school of a sculpting of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts in Minsk, studied at Professor Muromtsev workshop; the diploma work was supervised by A. Finsky.
Is a member of the Belarusian Union of Artists, holder of the scholarship of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, participant of more than a hundred national and international exhibitions, art plein airs, and international practical training courses. He has won numerous awards at the art and architectural competitions, and holds scholarships of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Poland.
Nowadays lives and works in Minsk (Belarus) and Pietrasanta (Italy), where his sculptures are currently casted.
Ostashov collaborates with galleries in Monte-Carlo, Vienna, Taipei, Jakarta, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Minsk and Astana.
Awards and diplomas:
2003 there is a Diploma of the scholarship program of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Poland “Gaude Polonia” (Academy of arts in Krakow, the Center of a modern sculpture in Oronsko), Poland.
2004 there is a Diploma of the III degree “A sculptural opening day”, Svetlogorsk, Belarus in the open air.
2005 there is a Diploma of the I degree on the Republican open-air on a sculpture “The autograph in a stone”, Svetlogorsk, Belarus.
2005 there is a Diploma of the winner “for allegorical perfectionism in the embodiment of the subject “Eros and Thanatos”” at the 1st competition of the fine arts “Arslonga-2005”, Minsk, Belarus.
2005 there is a Diploma of the III degree of the International association of the unions of architects for composition “Stealing to Europe” at the International competition of architects “Leonardo-2005”, Minsk, Belarus.
2005 — the Annual grant of the Minister of Culture of Republic of Belarus.
2008 — the Winner in the sculpture nomination on the I Belarusian biennial of painting, graphics and a sculpture, Minsk, Belarus.
2013 there is an Award in the field of art “Belief” in the “For the Width of a Plan and Grandness of the Embodiment” nominations (the VII Moscow International Festival of arts, the Central House of Artists) Moscow, Russia.
The participant of charitable exhibitions and auctions in support of the needing children.
Works of the artist are stored in National art museum of Republic of Belarus, the Museum modern represent.