Gregory Orekhov was born in Moscow into the family of an outstanding russian sculptor and academician, Yuri Orekhov. From an early age, Orekhov studied in his father’s workshop, mastering various sculpture techniques and materials. He later continued his studies at the Ilya Glazunov Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. At the age of 25, after the untimely death of his father, Orekhov began to engage with administrative work at the Russian Academy of Arts, heading the “Sculptor” Foundation, created by his late father. In 2004, Orekhov founded the “The Creative Heritage of Academician Yuri Orekhov” museum, where he showcased a collection of the artist's works, tools and photographs from the archives. In 2012, Orekhov returned to art full-time and began working in the direction of post-minimalism. He is true to his language: pure form + a metaphorical image. One of his central works entitled “Agatha” is named after his daughter, whose birth served as an impetus for the creation of this work and his artistic and life path in general. Orekhov is a returning participant of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair. Moreover, he participated with his project “Salvation” as part of the parallel program of the Venice Biennale. In 2020, Orekhov created the first large-scale modern sculpture in Russia created in memory of Kazimir Malevich in the park of the same name. He participated in solo and group exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Orekhov’s works can be found in the collections of the Russian museum and MAMM, as well as in private collections.
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