Nikolai Makarov worked as an autodidact artist in Russia until 1975 when he moved to East Berlin. There, he studied history at the Humboldt University followed by several years studying at East Germany’s Academy of Arts, where he was a student of the master class of Werner Klemke (Berlin) and Rudolf Hausner (Vienna). In 1988, Makarov was admitted as a Member of Artists House, the Austrian Society of Fine Arts.
Currently based in Berlin, Makarov concentrates entirely on his work. While he initially preferred oil paints over acrylics, he decided to base his works on the latter following encouragement from the Austrian painter Rudolf Hauser. Diluted with water, these enabled him to build up layers of subtle washes that converge into a smooth surface of paint, making his paintings moving and unmistakable.
Born July 21 in Moscow
1969 - 72
Attended Institute for Foreign Languages, Moscow
Worked in MOSFILM Studio workshop, Moscow
Moved to East Berlin
Attends Humboldt University, Berlin
Attended Academy of Arts and was a student of the master class of Werner Klemke (Berlin) and Rudolf Hausner (Vienna)
Admitted as Member of Artists House, Austrian Society of Fine Arts
Currently director of the art association StilLeben e.V. in Berlin
President of Sergej Mawrizki Foundation