Gleb Kryukov was born and brought up in Saint-Petersburg. Parents noticed his passion for the beauty, gave him to the art school 14 in Krasnoselskiy district where his talent of a painter and sculptor was born. The first sculptures he began to create on the 3d course of Saint-Petersburg State Marine Technic University where he studied the profession “Technology of artistic materials’ working”.
Gleb’s art is original and conceptual. In his works the leading role plays body language. His works are notable for silhouettes’ accuracy, adjusted lines, forms’ harmony. Unusual and even cosmic characters freeze up in a graceful and at the same time fancy poses that allow a viewer himself to think up a story which the author placed in each of his works.
For example the series “Africa” in which Gleb described the pantheon of African animals where every sculpture reproduces absolutely human feelings and emotions. These characters are a personification of dynamics. If it is a giraffe which seems to touch a starlike sky spreading over savanna. Screwing up his eyes, he is breathes in a cool night air and as never before feels himself free. Or a lion in an aggressive pose demonstrates big tushes to his enemy. Each muscle on the animal’s body is strained and tightened as a string. He is a figure of powerful and unconquerable power. In such a way in all sculptor’s works a viewer can find personable only to him character.