Oleg Kalaytanov was born in Stavropol Russia in 1969. Oleg’s father had long held an affinity for the arts and exposed his son to the circle of writers, painters and musicians with whom he maintained strong friendship. Constant exposure to an ongoing dialogue with the arts, influenced his early choice to become an artist. Oleg studied at children’s art school and later at Stavropol Art Academy, and graduated from the prestigious Samokish Art School in Crimea. Along with his teachers, Oleg credits some of the world’s best impressionists with influencing his work: Claude Monet, Konstantin Korovin, Isaak Levitan, and Valentin Serov. Kalaytanov is the founder of the Plain Air Guild of the Artists of Southern Russia.
Oleg’s paintings intrigue the viewer with bold brush work and powerful colors. He explains, “I want my work to reflect constant movement; the movement of birds in flight, the movement of dancers gliding over the surface. I want to paint the essence of my subject but I don’t want it to be definitely finished. I always leave room for the viewer looking at the canvas to finish it in their own minds. It is this cooperation between painter and viewer that creates a beautiful chemistry in my work.”
Kalaytanov is a true master of motion and emotion. In his paintings nature is alive. He captures the constantly changing light, and reflections. Nature reveals its wonders to Oleg: it soars, sparkles, moves, twists and turns. In his paintings you can almost hear its rhythm, its sacred music. His landscapes are magical: the mountains look like fairy-tale giants standing in their snowy hats; the meadows – like silk carpets spread along the valley, rivers in winter – like sleeping beauties, waiting for spring. Oleg likes to paint graceful motion: people dancing, birds flying, horses racing… His works exude joy and positive energy.
1992 – Regional exhibition Stavropol.
1993 – city exhibition Stavropol.
1995 – personal exhibition Pyatigorsk.
1997 – 2000 Year – Participation in exhibitions in the gallery “Dekos”, Krasnodar.
December 2001 – January 2002 – Russian art exhibition “Young Artists of Russia” in Moscow.
November 2002 – Russian art exhibition “60 Years of Victory in the Battle of Stalingrad” in Volgograd.
2002 – Participation in the Festival “Young Artists of the North Caucasus”, Stavropol Regional Museum of Fine Arts.
2002 – Exhibition – competition of artists devoted to 65 – anniversary of the Rostov region, “Past and Present”.
He was awarded a diploma “For poetic perception of human life and nature”, Rostov – on – Don.
2003 – Exhibition of Karachaevo – Cherkessia State University, Karachaevsk.
2003 – Exhibition of works by artists of Stavropol.
April 17, 2003 – The exhibition “Contemporary art of Stavropol ‘, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the State Museum of Oriental Art, Maikop.
2003 – Art exhibition “Portrait of a Woman at the turn of XX – XXI centuries” from the series “World of Art. Millennium – XXI Century “in the gallery” ABEC “with the support of the Professional Union of Artists of Russia Independent artistic center of South Russia« Avesiriyaurei », awarded the Golden Diploma” National recognition. ”
2004 – The exhibition of the academic cycle of exhibitions “Painters of Russia at the turn of the millennium”; “Province of New Russia”; Independent Art Center of South Russia «Avesiriyavrel». «Aves» Art gallery, Zheleznovodsk.
2004 – Participation in exhibitions: «Elite» Galleries are located in Scottsdale, Arizona and Carmel, California.
2005 – Exhibition – competition of Russian artists “Adam and Eve” (from the past to the future), dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Arts, awarded the Gold Medal “Golden Muse”.
2005 – Solo Exhibition, OST. Cyprus, Nicosia.
from 2005 to 2009 year on – Responsible secretary of the Stavropol regional organization of the All-Russia creative public organization “Union of Artists of Russia”;
2006 – Regional Art Exhibition “Premonition of spring”;
Regional Art Exhibition “Artists of the Stavropol Territory – the native land, with love!”.
2006 – Exhibition – Fair ART Ekaterinodar.
2007 – “Tradition and Modernity” Moscow, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”. He was awarded the Jubilee Medal on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the State Tretyakov Gallery.
2008 – Personal exhibitions simultaneously in three countries: Gallery A. Bulyanskaya, England; Gallery ARCANA, USA; Gallery AVES, Zheleznovodsk, in the Art School of Neftekumsk, Russia.
2008 – Regional Exhibition of Southern Russia, Sochi.
2009 – National Dog Show, Moscow (CHA).
2009 – Group Exhibition, Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia, Cyprus.
2010 – Art Expo, New York, USA.
2010 – The Academic Exhibition of the Russian Academy of Arts, Pyatigorsk.
2010 – The Academic Exhibition of the Russian Academy of Arts, the city of Sochi.
2011 – The exhibition “Ferodiz” Zheleznovodsk.
2011 – He was awarded the Silver Medal of the Artists’ Union of Russia.
2012 – participant of the exhibition “Art – Manezh”, Moscow.
2012 – Member of the All-Russian competition devoted to the 100th anniversary of the State Museum to them. MY Lermontov. The competition awarded the Gold Medal of the Artists’ Union of Russia.
2012 – Member of the Academic exhibition “Ancient and Modern”, Cherkessk.
2012 – Regional Exhibition of the South of Russia, Rostov-on-Don.
2012 – Member of the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Ancient and Modern”, p. Bukovo, KCR.
2013 – Participant of the exhibition “Art of growth”, Rostov-on-Don.
The works are in museums in cities of Russia: Stavropol,
2013 – The exhibition of the collection «Alla Bulyanskaya Gallery» «Veseenee mood” (UK, London)
2013 – Member of the organizing committee and member of the Open Festival plein air painting in the Stavropol region “Grechishkinskaya Spring”, p. Tatarka, p. Alibek
2013 – Reports exhibition on the festival plein air painting in the Stavropol region “Grechishkinskaya Spring” (Art Gallery of PM Grechishkina, Stavropol)
2013 – Reports exhibition on the festival plein air painting in the Stavropol region “Grechishkinskaya Spring” (Exhibition Hall of the Artists Union of Russia, Rostov-na-Donu)
2013 – Reports exhibition on the festival plein air painting in the Stavropol region “Grechishkinskaya Spring” (Exhibition Hall of the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow)
2013 – International exhibition in the framework of the “Year of Russian Culture in China” (China, Nanning city)
2013 – International creative project, as part of a group of artists (China, Guilin city, town Lyudzhou)
2014 – Member of the organizing committee and member of the Open Festival plein air painting in the Stavropol region “Grechishkinskaya Spring” dedicated to the 200th anniversary of MJ Lermontov (p. Tatarka, Pyatigorsk)
2014 – Member of the organizing committee and member of the reporting on the results of the Open Exhibition Festival plein air painting in the Stavropol region “Grechishkinskaya Spring” dedicated to the 200th anniversary of MJ Lermontov (p. Tatarka, Pyatigorsk, Stavropol, Mr. Mikhailovsky Venue. Hall Tushino, Moscow)
2014 – Annual Plein Air Artists Association of the South of Russia “wheel” (p. Alibek, KCR)
2014 – International plein air artists in the East China (Nan-Ninh, about. Veydzhou)
2014 – Chairman of the Organizing Committee and member of the balance sheet of the Association of Artists exhibition of Southern Russia “wheel”, “From the sketch to the painting” (Memorial Akhmad-Hadji Kadyrov, Grozny)
2014 – Group exhibition “Clowns and Dance” (Rostov-on-Don)
2015 – Group exhibition “Clowns and Dance” (Pyatigorsk)
2015 – Regional exhibition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War (Zheleznovodsk)