Sascha Lunyakov

Born in 1974 in Kharkov, Ukraine, veterinarian and painter, freelance artist since 2004

As a young boy, Sascha Lunyakow wanted to have a panda or a Saint Bernard as a pet. If he had been a zoologist, these animals would have been his anyways. From an early age, Lunyakov processed these wishes by drawing animals and internalising their anatomy.

Then he consequently became a veterinarian. Meanwhile, he discovered painting for himself and the magic of applying paint. The Ukrainian artist now entered a world in which animals were more than biological creatures – they are bearers of mythologies that were often thousands of years old. He traced their meaning and combined it in a virtuoso way with his depictions of animals.

Since he has been living in Germany, painting has become entirely his profession.

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