Painting of this artist is attractive for eyes, charming. Poetic dreams of Valentin Tereshchenko are transparence, cleanness, inexhaustibility of his soul spring.
Also appear as poetic dreams his pictures "Memory about childhood", "Clean Saturday", almost idyllic duet of balalaika-player and accordion player ("Autumn holidays"), touching vision of taken in frame of window girl's profile in Vermeer's spirit ("A letter").
Tereshchenko is a sensitive, skillful portrait-painter. He doesn't let pass fright and confusion of a country girl because of attention to her from the grown-up man ("Oleska"), restlessness of sitting to the artist young housewife, evidently not used to sit idle ("Svetlana"). Scoulness of the girl's look, her wildishness the artist reproduces with such enlightenment, love and sympathy, that one involuntarily stands still in bow to kindness of his soul. And surprise of a young countrywoman that her hands are not at work could be turned into sense accent only by an observant, talented artist.
In "Clean Saturday" Valentin Tereshchenko, with this, maybe, soul nectar is loftily chaste, tonely harmonical, rearly skillful in drawing. He artisticly, subtly, anxiously paints two nude woman figurers and a child. Composition and colouring bring feeling of joy of being, completeness of life. Valentin Tereshchenko confesses in this erstablishing, main for him picture not self-satisfied aestheticism, not commercial prestige of salon nu, but the ideal of people's world outlook, people's understanding of beauty.
Russian poet Serguey Yesenin wrote remarkable verse: This hair I have taken from rye". Valentin Tereshchenko's colouring is kin to Yesenin's figurative-ness. Tereshchenko interprets colours of nature, and not imagines colouring. Artistic tone cultivation of one, main in picture, colour with organic including into painting structure tonely brought together with the main other, not contrast to it colours, make his works colouristic researches. They are shining with colour harmony, they are harmonious. Valentin Tereshchenko's achievments in graphic art are famous and it fount a reflection in edition, which you are holding in hands. He worked as an illustrator and as a graphic-journalist. From many impressions, got in tours over the country and the world for realization in easel graphic, supplementing image of exhibitional-museum Tereshchenko, the artist chosed tipics and themes, where are proclaimed strained psychologism, dramatism of life.
Valentin Tereshchenko was a participant of many exhibitions both in Russia and abroad. His personal exhibitions were held in Siberia, where he was burn, Canada (Calgory), USA (Houston), France (Bordeaux). Pictures and graphic series of the artist are bought by museum and collectioners of Russia, France, Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Japan. Valentin Stepanovich Tereshchenko is a member of Union of Artists of Russia.
Yuriy Bychkov, art critic
Was born 1941 in Irkutsk.
Member of the Moscow Union of the artists with 1974.
The student of the Academy of arts with 1971.
The artworks of the artist are in many private collections and museums of the country and the world.
The participant more than hundred collective art exhibitions, as in Russia and abroad.
1974 Russia, Kaliningrad, the House of the artist. 1983 Russia, Tomsk.
1987 Russia, Nizhnevartovsk.
1987 France, Bordeaux.
1987 USA, Houston.
1988 Russia, Nizhnevartovsk.
1989 Canada, Calgary.
1991 Russia, Moscow, Gallery "Zamoskvorechie".
1996 Austria, Vienna, showroom "International" Hotel. 1998 Cyprus, Limassol.
1999 Russia, Moscow, GAZPROM, a showroom.
2000 Italy, Milan.
2001 Russia, Moscow, a showroom of "Balchug" Hotel.
2002 Russia, Moscow, the House of Friendship of Peoples.
2003 France, Paris, the International centre of culture
2004 Russia, Moscow, the Central House of the Artist