Victor Lyapcalo is contemporary Russian artist who is well-known for his admiration of naked women with extravagantly curvy bodies, often in revealing poses. His nudity paintings are easily recognisable for their eccentric, provocative style.
Lyapcalo gets inspiration from the curves of the female body and glow of the lady`s skin. That`s why his portraits, often in the genre of the Nude, are full of sincere feelings and genuine love to women. Victor is incredibly skillful painter with unique artistic language and bright palette.
Artist’s works represent freedom of expression and love. Love to yourself, to another human being and to life. Artist’s models are way beyond the conventional definition of female beauty. Artist believes that his paintings encourage subconscious to reach the surface of present reality and define for itself what is the true female beauty for every given mind and regardless of totally made-up beauty standards dictated by glossy magazines.
Within the context of art history, Lyapcalo’s paintings do not seem so wayward. The nude figure is mainly a tradition in Western art. It is often said that the ancient Greeks invented ‘the nude’. But there are depictions of naked women or goddesses from earlier ages than the Classical era – and many of them exhibit a full figure. An example of «Venus of Villendorf», that praises and preserves true female beauty for over 30,000 years or sophisticated «The Sleeping Lady of Ħal-Saflieni» – gracious sculpture inspired by gorgeous full body of a woman, which has been created over 5,000 years ago.
Modern artists have continued to explore classical themes, but also more abstract representations, and movement away from idealization to depict people more individually. There is no such thing as standard of female beauty. Any forced upon perception on what is perfection or perfect human body is illusional and is a result of ongoing omnipresent dictatorial ideology of modernism. What is female beauty? How to pick and choose the right image from the variety of shapes and colours? Would it be a mistake to think that there is an actual standard approved by all? Decisively so! Any one given template would be faulty and that is in fact what the artist thinks: “There is no room for prejudice. There is only one way to live life and that is to love and enjoy it in its richness and diversity.”
In the contemporary era the nude may be seen as passé by many, however there are always artists that continue to find inspiration in the human form. Theme of female beauty is perpetual – as perpetual, versatile and complex as unconditional love for life that is presented and shared with the world by the art of remarkable Victor Lyapcalo.
Starting in 1987 Victor participates in a great number of exhibitions across Russia and overseas. Victor’s paintings are acquired and preserved in many private collections and museums including ones in Russia, Germany, Holland, Belgium, China and Italy.