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Alexey Bykov

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Sculptor Alexey Bykov
Alexey Bykov

About Alexey Bykov

Alexey Bykov`s technique to create colorful and realistic sculptures in hard wood makes the material look soft and plastic, making an illusion of being sculpted, not carved.

Influenced by the classic school and folk art, he manages to develop his style where classic shapes melt into exaggerated forms smoothly flowing one into another achieving a natural harmoniously accomplished look.

Exhibition History of Alexey Bykov

1997 “Parade of Galleries - 97”, “Oko” gallery. Kasteev State Museum of Fine Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

1998 “Parade of Galleries - 98”, “Oko” gallery. Kasteev State Museum of Fine Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

1999 Jiger Art Festival. Kasteev State Museum of Fine Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

1999 “Philip Morris Kazakhstan” solo show. Almaty, Kazakhstan.

2001 “Group 101. Pilgrims.” group show, “Tribune” gallery. Almaty, Kazakhstan.

2010 Upstream People Gallery Online Juried International Art Exhibition. Omaha, Nebraska, USA. “Special Recognition” award for “Ascetic” sculpture.

2017 Artbox.Project Basel 1.0. Switzerland. The Basel artweeks in June, the artwork "Centaur".

Biography / CV of Alexey Bykov

Professional Activity and Selected Commissions

1995-97 Arts and Crafts woodcarver.

1995 “Bull”, wooden wall art.

1996 “Camel”, wooden sculpture.

A Series of Wooden Busts:

1997 “Philosopher”, wooden bust, private collection, California, USA.

1997 “Bukka”, wooden bust.

1998 “Cunning”, wooden bust, private collection, Kazakhstan, Almaty.

1998 “Ascetic”, wooden bust.

1998 A Series of Park Sculptures, commission for the Aya Fantasy World park, Almaty.

1999 “Buddha”, wooden sculpture on stone, private collection, the United Kingdom.

2000 “Djadja Vasja”, plaster bust.

2000 Lead project designer and models developer for the underground attraction (amusement complex) in the Erke amusement park.

2001 “Vizier”, wooden bust, private collection, California, USA.

2002 “Professor”, wooden bust, commission for a private collection, California, USA.

A Series of Plaster Busts “Actors”:

2005 “Jean Reno”, plaster bust.

2006 “Bruce Willis”, plaster bust.

2007 “Liv Tyler”, plaster bust.

2008 “Jack Nicholson”, plaster bust.

2009 “Jesus”, plaster bust.

2010 “Jackie Chan”, plaster bust.

2011 “Robert De Niro”, plaster bust.

2012 “Geoffrey Rush”, plaster bust.

2012 “Heart”, wooden sculpture, private collection, Berkeley, California, USA.

2013 “Torso”, wooden sculpture, torso.

2014 “Artificial Venus", wooden sculpture, torso.

2015 “Morning”, wooden floor sculpture.

2016 “Bull”, wooden sculpture with bronze elements, private collection, Russia, Moscow.

2016 “Rhino”, wooden sculpture.

2016 “Thirst”, wooden sculpture, private collection, Kazakhstan, Almaty.

2016 "Hands", wooden sculpture, commission for a private collection, Moscow, Russia.

2016 “Astau”, wooden festive dish with sculptural elements, private collection, Moscow, Russia.

2016 “Argali” and “Argali2”, wooden festive dishes with sculptural elements, private collection, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

2016 “Horse”, wooden sculpture.

2016 “Fighting Bull”, wooden sculpture.


2017 "World Wood Day 2017". Woodcarving Show. Long Beach. California. USA.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Alexey Bykov

Upstream People Gallery.12th Annual Faces Juried Online International Art Exhibition. 2010. Special Recognition Award.
Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, U. S. A. states this about this specially recognized work:
ALEXEY BIKOV aka ALEX BIGBULL of Almaty, Kazakhstan uses various media to present realistic and expressive portraiture. One of the most effective is his wood piece “Ascetic” in which the exaggerated eyes, nose, concave cheeks and convex chin all create a very iconic look.

Qualifications / Education of Alexey Bykov

1995-99 Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay, the Faculty of Fine Arts. Almaty, Kazakhstan.

1995-99 Classes on human anatomy and sculpture from Nikolay S. Juravlev, the professor of Arts, member of the Soviet Association of Artists and prominent sculptor of the Soviet Union.

Price Range of Work

Alexey Bykov's work has a price range from £917 to £14,000

Mediums utilised

Alexey Bykov's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Alexey Bykov's work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved Wood Sculptures (13)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (10)
Carved or Carving sculpture (7)
Cattle, Kine, Cows, Bulls, Buffalos, Bullocks, Heifers, Calves, Oxen, Bison, Aurocks, Yacks (5)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (5)
Domestic Animal Sculpture (4)
Small Animal Sculptures (3)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Torsos Chests Females / Women / Girls / Damsels Sculptures Statues statuary (2)
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue (2)
Farm Yard Sculptures (2)
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (2)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (2)
Earth Mother Gaia sculpture statue statuettes figurines (2)
Stylised Heads / Busts Sculptures (2)
Cats Wild and Big Cats Sculpture
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes
Stylized Animals Sculptures
Music Sculpture or Statues
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
Human Figurative Sculptures
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings
Indoor figurative sculpture
Celebrity and Star Sculptures
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Anatomy, Hands and Feet and other human parts of the body Sculptures
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Animal Birds Fish Busts or Heads or Masks or Trophies For Sale or Commission
American Animal Bird Reptile and Fish Sculptures, Statues, statuettes, figurines
Rhino and Rhinoceros Hippo and Hippopotamus sculpture statue statuette
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving
Famous People Sculptures Statues
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary
Horse Head or Bust or Mask or Portrait sculpture statuettes statue figurines
Unselfconscious Relaxed Nude sculpture
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