Sergey Karlov Siberian stone mosaics

 

 

 Relief stone mosaic panel for a background to interior pool – Sergey Karlov

 

 

Water bearer stone mosaic by Sergey Karlov

‘Living Water’Sergey Karlov

 

Sergey Karlov grew up in the village of Majna on the southern tip of the Republic of Khakassia in Russia. As a teen he began working at the stone-working plant of the Sayanmramor Combine, as a stone cutter and grinder, then spent 5 years studying at the Urals College of Applied Arts at the Faculty of Artistic Stone.. Here he developed an appreciation for the classical mosaic arts, especially Roman, Byzantine and Florentine styles and also studied the classical products of the old Russian masters of the Ekaterinburg and Peterhof lapidary factories, the Kolyvansky stone-carving plant and historical and cultural monuments represented in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

 

Serjey Karlov mosaic wall art in stone

‘The Dingling’ — Sergey Karlov

 

From 2002 to 2007 Karlov lived and worked in Moscow, where he was engaged in the design of decorative environments for residential and administrative interiors, landscape design and monumental and easel mosaics of stone using mixed techniques. Currently Sergey Karlov is living and working in Sayanogorsk.  Alfonso Mucha, Antonio Gaudi and Gustav Klimt are some of the  artists that have influenced his mosaic designs along with the folk and mystical traditions in the region where he resides.  He favours the Florentine tradition using careful utilization of the natural color variations found in the stones. Sinuous botanical borders and motifs, typical of Art Nouveau, appear in some of his mosaic panels. Most of his mosaic pieces are made with stone sourced from the Eastern Siberian steppes. This includes stones from the Khakass steppes and some stones collected from the Salbyk steppes. This sacred territory is popular, not only among tourists but is also a place of interest for the local shamans.

He has refined the technique of reading the rhythm of the stones and combining the colours to compliment this. Sergey collects local steppe stones that have laid for millions of years on the ancient Khakass land. These type of stones, as a rule, do not lend themselves to polishing, and in this there was no special need, since he is interested in their external heterogeneous shape, colours and rough textures. He likes to work with the harmonics of the natural world and stated that “when you are one with nature and often communicate with her, you begin to imitate her and live and create according to her laws, and not by someone else’s thoughts.”

 

Bottle collection in stone mosaic - Serjey Karlov

 Mosaic bottles – Sergey Karlov

 

 

Evening Study on 'Forest mosaic'---relief-mosaic-Moscow 2005-Easel-mosaic---Sergey-Karlov

‘Dusk’  —  Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

 

 

 

Sergey Karlov stone mosaic wall art panel

‘Sound Lark’ – Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

 

 

 

Stone mosaic vessel - Sergey Karlov

Stone mosaic vessel — Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

 

 

 

Sergey Karlov carved stone

Mosaic dish Sergey Karlov

 

 

Mosaic Landscape wall art -Sergey Karlov

‘Morning in the forest’  —  Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

 

 

Seated solitary female stone mosaic - Sergey Karlov

‘Expectation’  —  Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

 

 

Red Sai -Serjey Karlov-Monumental-mosaic

‘Scarlet Sail’   —  a panel in the technique of Florentine mosaic. 3000х2000 — S.Karlov, A.Klementyev, A.Lobanov —  Monumental mosaic mural

 

 

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‘Simple Secret’  —  Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

 

 

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Stone mosaic dome shape vase – Sergey Karlov

 

 

Two abstract naked people mosaic - Sergey Kaarlov

‘Morning of the new day’  —  Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

 

 

'Small Hut' mosaic  --  Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

‘Small Hut’  —  Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

 

'Verona - Midnight Hour' stone mosaic panel --  Sergey Karlov

‘Verona – Midnight Hour’  —  Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

 

 

Path-of-the-Ancestors---relief-mosaic Sergey Karlov

‘Path of the ancestors’  —  Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

 

Sergey Karlov-mosaic panel

‘Parting’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

Stone mosaic landscape - Sergey Karlov

‘Larch’  —  Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

 

Girl on horse - Sergey Karlov

Sergey Karlov, Sayanogorsk

 

 

Sergey-Karloff-mosaic-art---prophet in stone

‘Prophet’  —   Sergey Karlov

 

 

'On the edge of the Steppes'  --  Sergey Karlov - two reclining women

‘On the edge of the Steppes’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

Sergey-Karlov dancing shaman

‘String’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

 

Two females nouveau - Sergey Karlov

‘A song for passing a summer’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

'Kegman Warrior' --  Sergey Karlov

‘Kegman Warrior’ —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

Three silhouette figures mosaic - Sergey Karlov

‘Bread’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

'Pasture 2'  -- Sergey Karlov

‘Pasture 2’  — Sergey Karlov

2013

 

Angulation of the eel ' --  Sergey Karlov - two fishermen in a boat

‘Angulation of the eel ‘ —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

Art Nouveau fireplace - Sergey Karlov

Sergey Karlov stone mosaic fireplace

 

 

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Sergey-Karlov-mosaic-art-panel - Mandala

‘Mandala’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

Sergey-Karlov---Russian-stone-mosaic of Iris flowers

‘Irises’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

Klimt inspired wall mosaic panel by Sergey Karlov

Klimt inspired ‘The news of the past’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

stone mosaic phoenix - Sergey Karlov

‘Phoenix’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

Sergey-Karlov-art mosaics-of-stone

‘Mask’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

Stone mosaic table by Sergey Karlov

Sergey Karlov

 

 

'Warrior with sword'     --  Sergey Karlov

‘Warrior with sword’     —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

 

Momsaic ikebana vessel - Sergey Karlov

Stone mosaic vase – Sergey Karlov

 

 

'The whiff of autumn'  --  Sergey Karlov

‘The whiff of autumn’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

 

 

Still Life relief - Sergey Karlov

Still Life relief   —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

Mosaic floral motif table - Sergey Karlov

Mosaic floral motif table – Sergey Karlov

 

 

Moonglade Stone-mosaic of three women dancing by Sergey Karlov

‘Moonglade’  —  Sergey Kar;ov

 

 

seated nude woman mosaic - Sergey Karlov

Sergey Karlov stone mosaic

 

 

'Spring Water'   --  Sergey Karlov

‘Spring Water’   —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

'Thaw in the Mountains' mosaic --  Sergey Karlov

‘Thaw in the Mountains’ mosaic —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

Seated lady - Detachement - Sergey Karlov

‘Detachement’    —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

 

Bank Krasnoyarsk deep relief mural by Sergey Karlov

Bank Krasnoyarsk deep relief mural – Sergey Karlov

 

 

 

Sergey Karlov mosaic Nympth

‘Nymph’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

Sergey Karlov mosaic construction in studio

 Sergey Karlov mosaic construction in studio

 

 

Art Nouveau style mosaic art - Sergey Karlov

‘Passing Summer’  —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

Sergey Karlov mosaic panel-reclining-woman

‘Near the water’   —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

Nostalgia Stone mosaic by Sergey Karlov

‘Nostalgia’   —  Sergey Karlov

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. Posted January 30, 2018 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    Outstanding work,thanks.

  2. Elizabeth Knost
    Posted January 30, 2018 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    wonderful work!

  3. MaryFrances
    Posted February 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Your art is so very stunning! I’m so glad I found you, stumbled upon a master artist from pinterest. I wish I could see your work in person. Beautiful!

  4. Karen Benusik
    Posted September 18, 2018 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    how to I by one of your pieces .. ?

  5. Robbie Hood
    Posted September 18, 2018 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Hi Karen, you can contact Sergey here – E-mail: [email protected]

  6. Salih zeki ucar Türkiye -Antalya
    Posted September 13, 2019 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    Süper art ,very best

  7. Anonymous
    Posted November 28, 2019 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    i am so inspired by your work, sergey. truly magnificent, unique, and powerful. would love to have one to see daily in my home. susan shea

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