Oleg Dergachov - Russia
Oleg was born in 1961 in Rostov (Russia).
He lived 20 years in Russia and 20 years in Ukraine.
In 1984 he graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Print, Graphic Art and Book Design.
In 2005 he moved with his family to Canada.
He had over 20 personal cartoon exhibitions in 13 countries.
He participated in over 300 major national and international exhibitions of cartoons, painting, sculpture and art books.
In 1990 he founded the publishing studio PRESS DO at which more than 35 unique art books were issued.
Oleg is a real cosmopolitan. "Travelling is a very important part of my life.
An old Chinese proverb says: "The more you travel, the longer life your life will be."
"Humor and a positive attitude heal me mentally and even physically, they help me to survive in our cruel world.
I’ve been fighting for my spiritual territory, for my « mental space » for many years.
I guess I’ve won. Let’s be frank and witty and we’ll live a long and happy life!"
He is an all-round artist: "I respect all graphic techniques - etching, silk-screens, lithography.
I love all materials. It is just a question of figuring out which material suits my idea and how to use it for my art."