PeopleTalk portal included The 20-year-old artist from Vyksa is in the top ten young talents who will “blow up the Internet, music, cinema, art and fashion.” Zakhar Vasyukhin writes in oil, experiments with styles, runs his own online school and blogs in TikTok and Instagram under the nickname ARTIST VAS, which has 200,000 subscribers.
After ninth grade, I didn’t know who I wanted to be. His parents sent him to study to be a pastry chef. However, I soon realized that I could no longer do it, and decided to try my hand at drawing, – recalls Zakhar.
The young artist spent the whole night drawing different plots on a piece of paper, and in the morning he ran to buy a sketchbook, pencils of different softness and liners. He still keeps all the old works – so that there is something to compare.
Vyksunets told the publication about an unexpected meeting with a subscriber:
Once I came to St. Petersburg to visit the Hermitage, I immediately went to the hall with paintings by Van Gogh, because I adore this artist. An 11-year-old boy approached me: “Are you ARTIST VAS?” He showed me my blog on the phone and said that he had subscribed to me a long time ago. It was so nice – I was recognized in such a city! Then I realized – everything I do is not in vain.
The list of talents according to PeopleTalk also includes actress Alexander Kiselyov, singer Alena Shvets, blogger and singer Herman Glass, streamer Amina Tenderlybae Mirzoeva, ballerina Arina Dubkova, singer Kina, director Grigory Sazanov, designers Polina and Anya Mironova.