Karolkov’s language is pathetic and ideal rising to the symbolic meaning corresponding to the spirit of this school. The art of Karolkov is clear, naively playful, he is attached to the appearance of things and has certain spiritual anxiety behind the facade of its detached forms.
Karolkov enjoys particular favor with certainly informed collectors and national museums and they interpret him as well as a plastic realizer of the subconscious. Karolkov appears to our eyes as the one, in this area of contemporary painting, the one who differentiates the beautiful from the vulgar.
Vladimir Karolkov born in Kastsyukovichy in 1946, studied at the Vitebsk Academy of Arts, his artist mother also taught him the basics of painting.
He then pursued the spiritual and the absolute in an intense way. He was early familiar with the work of Malevich, Soutine, then learned about portraits and landscapes which represent an unusual force. power and a lot of daring.
From the 90s he associates colors, fresher, calmer but no less peaceful. Karolkov was upset early by the disappearance of his parents and his painting exteriorizes a life tormented but appeased by the discovery of nature and its games of colors that remove all ambiguities from his life.