Description I artist MARK KAZAV. I was born in 1960 in Moldova, former republic of Soviet Union. Served in Soviet Army from 1980 to 1982 as musician. My world was turned upside down in nineties, when me and my family were forced to flee the USSR because of chaos and local wars. In Canada, new country I began to look for different ways to express himself without the constrains of not knowing English. In the spring of 1998, 'inspired' by my bare walls, I touched his brushes for very first time and ...was hooked. I was facinated with the boundless possibilities oil had given him. my first local exhibition in 1999 in Toronto sold out quickly. As a new artist was overwhelmed by his success when my art was presented on World Wide Web. Since then I enjoy growing popularity in many countries. My paintings are now in numerous Private and Corporate collections of USA, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, England, Belgium, France,Malaysia and Russia. Mark's paintings getting highly collectable. His 'Canadian Dream' came true. Mark Kazav an artist of distinct style and conceptual integrity. He at once challenges the viewer with vibrant color and bold images. Mark has developed his own personal style which is indeed colorful, visually stimulating and a pleasure to own. Mark paints use a 'wet-in-wet' technique, attempting to capture the essence of subject, rather than detailed expression. These paintings are reflective of both his philosophy of life and his personality, employing the use of colors as vibrant as any work of art such masters as Matisse or Van Gogh. originals available here:www.markkazav.com.