PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST
Valery Maloletkov's Cup of Destiny
#1 2016 (50)
Valery Maloletkov, a famous master of contemporary applied arts, People's Artist of Russia and member of the Russian Academy of Arts, recently celebrated his 70th birthday. Maloletkov's work in ceramics, ranging from portraiture and genre scenes to works inspired by history and literature continues to expand the possibilities of the form. His artistic career started with a group of young ceramic artists at the Vorontsovo Experimental Design and Production Plant. Passionate about discovering new means of artistic expression, mastering different materials and techniques of decor, and widening the possible volume-spatial, plastic, constructive and colour possibilities of clay, he grew increasingly close to a number of talented Moscow artists, including Vadim Kosmachev, Vladimir Petrov, Lyudmila Soshinskaya, Tatyana Gan and Suren Malyan.