Artist Oleg Ilyin was born in 1981 in Sochi, Russia. Since 2005 he lives in Moscow. Painting fascinated Oleg since his early childhood. However, it was a course of abstract painting he took in 2010 in Los Angeles that proved a turning point of his life. At that time, he realized that he is completely captivated by the magic of colour, form and texture combinations and the intrinsic unconstrained freedom of some of the abstract painting movements. Oleg Ilyin’s first personal exhibition took place in Moscow in 2012 and it was a notable event in the art life of the Russian capital.