Valery Buev aka Valeriu Buev
Kishnev, Republic of Moldova
Valery (aka Valeriu) is a Moldavan painter whose surrealist style illustrates a unique and distinctive imagination. His works have been shown in galleries in Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Australia, as well in collective shows across Europe.
Valery was born and started painting in Russia, studying fine arts at Krasnodar University. He started his career, post-university, designing books for the publishing house Stiinta. From 1980 to 1991, he worked as an illustrator for the publishing house, Cartea Moldoveneasca, illustrating over 200 books, as well as booklets, posters and more. In 2005, he won “Silver Prize” for book design in the annual design competition in Moldova. That same year, he became and remains the art manager of the Corina Art Gallery in Moldava. Valery has continued to paint throughout his career and is a member of the Association Internationale des Arts Plas.