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Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev

Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev is one of the most renowned modern photographers. His work is characterized by an astounding mastery of the craft and seeming lucidity of stylistic vision, that make his an unmistakable artistic signature. Every single texture of his arcane aesthetic speaks the language of things yet unsaid and bound to the mystery.

Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev was born in 1962 in Moscow, in the family of creative people. His father, Pedro Clavijo, was a Columbian journalist and a radio reporter. His grandfather by his father's side, Edmundo Clavijo Cubilios, was a famous Columbia's photograph and artist. His grandfather and grandmother by his mother's side, Vladimir and Margarita Telepnevs, were painters.

In 1986 Vladimir graduated from the Moscow Polygraphic Academy, faculty of graphic art, specializing in painting, graphics, and polygraphic design.

His art is a denial of commonness and understanding that only the artistic flair and style allow transforming a single moment of real-life into a piece of art. One can confidently say that Vladimir Clavijo is the patriarch of Russian advertising photography. Professional skills of the transformation of a negative image into a positive one probably are subconsciously present in the philosophy of the artist's creativity. Everything he chooses as a photo-target of his creative vision becomes elegant, stylish, even pretentious, but always beautiful and as a result - positive.

Aesthetical neo-romanticism of photoartist Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev leaves the spectator with the romantic impression of complicity with aesthetics of the Silver Age.




  • Group exhibition at the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal;

  • Solo exhibition at the AZOR ROZA Gallery, Moscow, Russia. 


  • Group exhibition of the best iconography for Lewis Carroll's "Alice", "A Mad Tea-Party", The Story Museum, Oxford, UK;

  • Group exhibition "Museum's Centenary: a Photographer's View" at the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum;

  • Solo exhibition at the ZEPPELIN Gallery, Moscow, Russia.



  • Group exhibition at the ART MOSCOW FAIR.



  • Pushkin Fine Arts Museum opened a section of photography with the participation of Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev, the only Russian exhibitor.



  • "Wayfaring Territory" group exhibition, St. Petersburg, Peter-and-Paul Fortress, Russia.



  • "Joyance Territory" group exhibition in the Rumyantsev villa, St. Petersburg, Pskov, Belostok, Voronezh, Mikhailovskoye (all in Russia), and also in Berlin, Germany;

  • Solo exhibition at the VINZAVOD Exhibition Center.



  • Solo exhibition at the MILLIONAIRE FAIR, Moscow, Russia;

  • Participation at the Moscow Fine Art Fair, MANEZH Exhibition Center.



  • Art London, "Russian Asia", a joint project of Inna Khegai and the Artek Gallery, London, UK;

  • Solo exhibition at the ESPECRTO Gallery in Krasnodar.



  • Personal exhibition within the framework of the Russian Movie Week in Paris, Paris-Art-Moscow, Espace Cardin, Paris;

  • personal exhibition at the MILLIONAIRE FAIR, Moscow;

  • exhibition at the Grossman Gallery, Williams Visual Arts Buildings, Easton, Penn;

  • personal exhibition at the Grand Hayat Hotel gallery, Dubai, Arab Emirates;

  • exhibition at the STUDIO Gallery, Moscow Russia;

  • exhibition of the Cherry Orchard project jointly with his student, Yulia Bochkova at the JAMES Gallery, Moscow;

  • the Moscow Romanticism exhibition at the Wisconsin University Art Gallery, U.S;

  • exhibition at the Tomsk House of Artists, Russia.2005: exhibition at the Benshaeb art gallery, Paris, France;



  • Exhibition at the STUDIO Gallery, Moscow, Russia;

  • Exhibition at the LEAGUE Art Gallery, Kolomna, Russia;

  • Exhibition at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Russia.2004: exhibition at Art-Service Gallery Center, Moscow, Russia;

  • Exhibition at the Novosibirsk Art Museum, Russia;

  • Exhibition at the Benshaeb art gallery, Paris, France;

  • Exhibition at the HAY HILL gallery, London, U.K.2004: exhibition within the framework of the Russian Nights festival at the Art Hall of the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, California.



  • Russian Post Modernism Nostalgia exhibition, New York, U.S;

  • Exhibition at the LUMIERE, Moscow, Russia;

  • Exhibition at the Russian Modern History State Central Museum;

  • A participant at the 40 Views as to the Image of Comme de Garcon art-project, Moscow, Russia;

  • Exhibition at the Cervantes Institute’s gallery, Moscow, Russia.

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