Aydemir Saidov



Aydemir Saidov

Aydemir was born in 1979 in a small city in a southern part of Russia. His father Seyfulla Saidov was an award winning artist, member of the prestigious Union of Russian Artists, and leader of the local art community. Father attempted to ignite interest in art in his children, and encouraged any creative activities they wanted to be engaged in. Aydemir from the beginning showed that he is the son of his famous father and at age three painted a green goat that is still in the family archives as one of the most important items, together with the father’s medals and accommodations.

When Aydemir turned 11 he was accepted into a special school for gifted in art children. From day one Aydemir became the start at the school and constantly won all competitions and juried shows that children were allowed to participate in.

At 15, in 1994 Aydemir was accepted into the Krasnodar Art Junior College and continued to win juried shows and competitions for art students.

In 2000 Aydemir graduated with honors from the Junior College and was accepted as an outstanding talent into the St Petersburg (Russia) Academy of Fine Art.

In 2005 he won countrywide competition of student drawings and received First Prize and special, accommodation. 

In 2006 Aydemir graduated with honors from the Academy.

During his studies at the Academy, in order to pay for education and, Aydemir painted commissioned portraits and sold his still lives and landscapes in the galleries of St Petersburg. He often went to south Russia to make sketches of interesting landscapes for his future paintings. In 2003 he met his future wife Mari’na Ma’rina who came to the same place to make sketches. They met on the plain air while painting the same scenery.

In 2007 Aydemir received an offer from Christie’s Fine Art Auctions of London to cooperate with them. He is working with the auctions since that time and until present.  

In 2009 Aydemir took part in the “Portal Nu” exhibition in the Romanov Fine Art Museum of the city of Kostroma. Then in 2010 in a famous “Fall Exhibition” in the St Petersburg Union of Artsts where he started showing his nude and semi-nude figurative paintings. He was chosen for the 2011 exhibition “Artists of Russia to Watch.” In 2013 he was exhibiting alongside most important Russian figurative answers in an exhibit “Body from Olympics to Olympics.”  

Starting 2014 Aydemir is selling his works in three places: The London based action house Christie’s, in one gallery in Great Britain and one in the US.

Paintings by Aydemir are now in museums in Russia as well as in private collections in Great Britain, the USA, Germany, China and several other countries.