About the Artist
The artist was educated in the workshops of the Russian Academy of Arts and graduated from the V.I. Surikov Moscow State Academy of Arts and the Glazunov Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. The leading art for these educational institutions has always been easel painting, so the work of graduates has always been the cult of easel paintings, the cult of the pictorial spot and refined plastic form. Timofey Caraffa-Corboot and his colleagues never abandoned classical art, despite the latest trends in contemporary art. The synthesis of creative heritage with modernity has led to the formation of the latest trends in painting, as with Timofey Caraffa-Corboot, who, while referring to the author’s method, maintains a connection with the traditions of the classics. Timofey Caraffa-Corboot also completed a year-long program at the Institute of Contemporary Art Problems (ICCI).
Along with his creative activities, the artist is engaged in curatorial work and coordination of major exhibition projects. In 2006, the Artraum project was born from the Caraffa-Corboot’s studio on Khokhlovsky Pereulok; its main mission was to create an independent, non-commercial working and exhibition space for young artists.
In 2009-2010, the Artraum project hosted apartment exhibitions already on Tverskaya, including the «Vienna Entourage» exhibition supported by the Ministry of Culture and Education. In 2019, Timofey Caraffa-Corboot co-hosted the Artpogost project, which opened with the exhibition «A Few Words About Space» by Arseniy Zhilyaev, curated by Ekaterina Guseva, in the library space of the Guslitsa Creative Estate. Since then, the project «Artpogost» regularly makes personal projects of different authors.
As a painter Timofey goes through a complex creative path, experiencing hobbies of Impressionism, Expressionism and action painting, and in the second half of the 2000s he turned to naive art and children’s art. By creating the triptych «Life in the Sands» in 2007, the artist tried to liken his work to the free drawing of children.