For me painting is a way of life. This is what I do best because this is how I define myself, through images of forms, created by the brush. If I'm able to live according to my truth, what I create will bear resemblance to my nature an image formed by equal parts doubts and faith. There is a clash of contradictory forces in my soul that becomes a source of painful loneliness in my life, which takes me simultaneously in two directions. The First one is towards recognition of the emptiness of my material existence on this earth with its limitations, an eternal temptation to succumb to sensual satiety. The Second one is connected with my struggle to find Faith, which gives life to the force of the inner vision or to a way of life as a withdrawal, a form of sacrifice to get to the creative human energy. This is the freedom of the creative will and intuition. Great art defines its content by projecting in its formal structures the spiritual humanization of life, evidenced the dualistic closeness of good and evil. I like my art to have such dimensions. I am challenged by texts, including those from the Bible, which treat the subject of creation. Man is made in the image of his creator and he shapes his own humanity to the extent that he is willing to pay the price of that truth that created him in the beginning. I'd like my art to share in those ways my humanity is defined.

- Nikolai Maistorov


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For me painting is a way of life. This is what I do best because this is how I define myself, through images of forms, created by the brush. If I'm able to live according to my truth, what I create will bear resemblance to my nature an image formed by equal parts doubts and faith. There is a clash of contradictory forces in my soul that becomes a source of painful loneliness in my life, which takes me simultaneously in two directions. The First one is towards recognition of the emptiness of my material existence on this earth with its limitations, an eternal temptation to succumb to sensual satiety. The Second one is connected with my struggle to find Faith, which gives life to the force of the inner vision or to a way of life as a withdrawal, a form of sacrifice to get to the creative human energy. This is the freedom of the creative will and intuition. Great art defines its content by projecting in its formal structures the spiritual humanization of life, evidenced the dualistic closeness of good and evil. I like my art to have such dimensions. I am challenged by texts, including those from the Bible, which treat the subject of creation. Man is made in the image of his creator and he shapes his own humanity to the extent that he is willing to pay the price of that truth that created him in the beginning. I'd like my art to share in those ways my humanity is defined.created by nodemand.comNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 1. The Beginning or Day One - Ink on paper 20x30cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 1. The Beginning or Day One - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 1. The Beginning or Day One - Pastel on cardboard 85x120cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 1. 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The Fall - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 3. The Fall - Acrylic on canvas 80x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 3. The Fall - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 4. Fratricide - Ink on cardboard 35x50cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 4. Fratricide - Pencil on cardboard 17x25cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 4. Fratricide - Tempera on cardboard 50x760cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 4. Fratricide - Pastel on cardboard 85x120cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 4. Fratricide - Acrylic on canvas 80x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 4. Fratricide - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 6. Delight - Pencil on cardboard 18x25cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 6. 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The Deluge - Pastel on cardboard 85x120cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 7. The Deluge - Acrylic on canvas 81x130cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 7. The Deluge - Acrylic on canvas 200x380cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 8. Noah's Arc - Pencil on cardboard 19x25cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 8. Noah's Arc - Ink on paper 35x50cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 8. Noah's Arc - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 8. Noah's Arc - Pastel on cardboard 85x120cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 8. Noah's Arc - Acrylic on canvas 81x130cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 8. Noah's Arc - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 11. The Tower of Babylon - Pencil on cardboard 44x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 11. The Tower of Babylon - Pencil on cardboard 16x22cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 11. The Tower of Babylon - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 11. The Tower of Babylon - Pastel on cardboard 85x120cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 11. The Tower of Babylon - Acrylic on canvas 85x120cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 11. The Tower of Babylon - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 12. The Path - Ink on cardboard 35x98cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 12. The Path - Pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 12. The Path - Pencil on cardboard 17x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 12. The Path - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 12. The Path - Pastel on cardboard 85x140cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 12. The Path - Acrylic on canvas 100x150cm Nikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 12. The Path - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 13. War and Peace - Pencil on cardboard 34x44cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 13. War and Peace - Pencil on cardboard 34x44cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 13. War and Peace - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 13. War and Peace - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 13. War and Peace - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 13. War and Peace - Pastel on canvas 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 13. War and Peace - Acrylic on canvas 101x199cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 13. War and Peace - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 13. War and Peace - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 15. The Signs - Pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 15. The Signs - Pencil on cardboard 20x30cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 15. The Signs - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 15. The Signs - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 15. The Signs - Acrylic on canvas 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 15. The Signs - Acrylic on canvas 310x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 17. The Fruit I - Pencil on cardboard 20x30cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 17. The Fruit I - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 17. The Fruit I - Acrylic on canvas 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 17. The Fruit I - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 17. The Fruit II - Ink and pencil on cardboard 35x50cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 17. The Fruit II - Pastel on cardboard 85x120cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 17. The Fruit II - Acrylic on canvas 115x80cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 17. The Fruit II - Acrylic on canvas 280x210cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 19. Sodom and Gomorrah - Pencil on cardboard 35x50cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 19. Sodom and Gomorrah - Pencil on cardboard 34x44cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 19. Sodom and Gomorrah - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 19. Sodom and Gomorrah - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 19. Sodom and Gomorrah - Acrylic on canvas 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 19. Sodom and Gomorrah - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 21. Motherhood - Pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 21. Motherhood - Pencil on cardboard 20x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 21. Motherhood - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 21. Motherhood - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 21. Motherhood - Acrylic on canvas 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 21. Motherhood - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 22. The Test of Faith - Pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 22. The Test of Faith - Pencil on cardboard 25x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 22. The Test of Faith - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 22. The Test of Faith - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 22. The Test of Faith - Acrylic on canvas 120x140cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 22. The Test of Faith - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 23. Death or The Threshold - Pencil on paper 30x40cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 23. Death or The Threshold - Pencil on cardboard 44x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 23. Death or The Threshold - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 23. Death or The Threshold - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 23. Death or The Threshold - Acrylic on canvas 120x140cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 23. Death or The Threshold - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 24. The Spring - Pencil on cardboard 28x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 24. The Spring - Pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 24. The Spring - Tempera and pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 24. The Spring - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 24. The Spring - Acrylic on canvas 120x140cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 24. The Spring - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 25. The Price of Truth - Pencil on cardboard 40x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 25. The Price of Truth - Pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 25. The Price of Truth - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 25. The Price of Truth - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 25. The Price of Truth - Acrylic on canvas 120x140cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 25. The Price of Truth - Acrylic on canvas 140x120cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 25. The Price of Truth - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 25. The Price of Truth - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 27. The Blessing - Pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 27. The Blessing - Pencil on cardboard 44x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 27. The Blessing - Tempera and pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 27. The Blessing - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 27. The Blessing - Acrylic on canvas 140x120cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 27. The Blessing - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 28. Heavenly Gates - Ink on cardboard 35x50cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 28. Heavenly Gates - Pencil on cardboard 44x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 28. Heavenly Gates - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 28. Heavenly Gates - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 28. Heavenly Gates - Acrylic on canvas 140x120cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 28. Heavenly Gates - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 29. Destined to Serve - Pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 29. Destined to Serve - Pencil on cardboard 44x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 29. Destined to Serve - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 29. Destined to Serve - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 29. Destined to Serve - Acrylic on canvas 150x170cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 29. Destined to Serve - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 32. Struggle with God or Oneself - Pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 32. Struggle with God or Oneself - Pencil on cardboard 44x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 32. Struggle with God or Oneself - Tempera and pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 32. Struggle with God or Oneself - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 32. Struggle with God or Oneself - Acrylic on canvas 140x170cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 32. Struggle with God or Oneself - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 35. The Sacrifice - Pencil on cardboard 40x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 35. The Sacrifice - Pencil on cardboard 70x50cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 35. The Sacrifice - Tempera and pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 35. The Sacrifice - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 35. The Sacrifice - Acrylic on canvas 120x140cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 35. The Sacrifice - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 37. Freedom or Slavery - Pencil on cardboard 44x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 37. Freedom or Slavery - Ink and pencil on cardboard 35x50cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 37. Freedom or Slavery - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 37. Freedom or Slavery - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 37. Freedom or Slavery - Acrylic on canvas 120x140cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 37. Freedom or Slavery - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 39. Temptation - Pencil on cardboard 34x40cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 39. Temptation - Pencil on cardboard 40x34cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 39. Temptation - Tempera on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 39. Temptation - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 39. Temptation - Acrylic on canvas 140x170cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 39. Temptation - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 50. The Doomed People - Pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 50. The Doomed People - Ink on cardboard 35x50cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 50. The Doomed People - Tempera and pencil on cardboard 50x70cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 50. The Doomed People - Pastel on cardboard 82x100cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 50. The Doomed People - Acrylic on canvas 140x170cmNikolai Maistorov - Genesis / The Creation - Chapter 50. The Doomed People - Acrylic on canvas 210x280cm