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“Greetings to DA - the author of the project "Great Russians. Portraits and Beyond". In my opinion, this distinctive book of portraits has turned out
to be quite interesting. I wish DA new victories in his creative work, and as for his book, lots of thankful readers.”
-Michael Gorbachev, Former President of the Soviet Union, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Moscow, Russia
“The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien…has asked to send his best wishes for a successful presentation of Great Russians. Portraits and Beyond.”
-David Miller, Director of Operations and Senior Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister, Ottawa, Canada
“…I am indeed interested in your project. Please accept my cordial best greetings.”
-Ben Weider, CM, CQ, SBStJ, PhD. The International Napoleonic Society, International President. International Federation of Body Builders,
President, Montreal, Canada
“I am very happy that a much needed and educative book about great people of Russia has been published. It will help Canadians to better know
Russia and its history, which in turn will bring together the nations of Russia and Canada.”
-Vladislav Tretyak, three times Olympic champion, many times the world champion, one of the best hockey players of the 20th Century.
President of the Association of the Canadian-Russian Friendship, Moscow, Russia
“We in the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Montreal, highly appreciate DA’s efforts to contribute to the development
of cultural exchanges between Russia and Canada, including his project on book publication”
-Igor Golubovskiy, Consul General of the Russian Federation,Montreal,Canada
“This unique book presents in both word and picture an imaginative portrayal of important Russians whom all Canadians should know much more than we do.”
-Paul Austin, Former Chairman of Russian & Slavic Studies Department, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
“The Jewish National Fund (JNF) takes pride in acknowledging the outstanding artistic work of DA…and encourages him to continue his pursuits of his
new endeavor Great Jews-Portraits and Beyond knowing this his artistic talent and technical skills will result in a first class production.”
-Joe Rabinovitch, Executive Vice-President, Jewish National Fund of Canada, Montreal, Canada
“DA channels his efforts, using his talents to promote worthy causes to bring peace to the world. His recent undertaking, Great Jews aroused
special interest, portraying great Jews through history such us, Moses, Einstein etc… I feel privileged to have met this talented
young artist and I hope to see him grow to great heights.”
-Haim Sherrf, One of the Best Jewish-Canadian Artists, Montreal, Canada
“…DA’s portraits are intriguing and reflect many aspects of each subject’s history. In addition to being a book of general interest to readers, it could also be used in schools-both Jewish
and non-Jewish to initiate research and discussion. I recommend this project as one worthy of support.”
-Eva Raby, Jewish Public Library, Executive Director, Montreal, Canada
“I think the project Great Jews-Portraits and Beyond is important for Jews all over the world. I wish DA much of success in developing the project and completing it.”
-Sam Kliger, Director Russian Jewish Community Affairs, The American Jewish Committee, New-York, USA
“DA’s portraits of famous Russians, Canadians, and Jews are as he puts it “a visual language to help familiarize North American with my heritage.” DA memorializes heroic personalities,
merging the lowly art of caricature with the high art of idealization. The individual physiognomy of each person-Kandinsky, Tchaikovsky, Freud, the Russian chess player-is captured in the outlines
of the skull, the inner structure of the face, and the expressive hands. The attributes of these people are emphasized by the props and settings that define who they are.
In this typology of famous people, creativity and intellectuality are often charged with a gentle humor that endears us to them.”
-Dr. Loren Lerner, Department of Art History, Concordia University, Russian Jewish Contribution in Art, Literature and Science, Montreal, Canada
"Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines art as “the conscious use of skills and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects.” One can say that illustration,
although one of many forms of art is the use of these skills and creativity to produce the artist’s impression of the reality that he observes.Sir Thomas Browne, a 17th century physician, once said,
“nature is the art of God.” An art student learns about an artist in order to understand and appreciate his art, realizing that the artist’s work is a reflection of the individual. Nature’s art, therefore,
also reflects the personality of nature’s originator, Almighty God. His artwork is not purposeless or accidental.Artists, and illustrators, also have a purpose or a definite message to convey.
Through DA’s illustrations, some of which are contained in this book, we recognize not only the personality of the subjects depicted, but also that of the artist himself and of his opinions on these
subjects.As he himself says, these are meant to be enjoyed and to reflect on the dual nature of his culture. In this short foreword, I would also like to remind the viewer to stop and consider
the message behind such endeavors, namely that for our Grand Creator, there are no borders between Russia and Canada or any other nation or culture or race.
Truly in this day and age, this is definitely cause for reflection."
-Lucy R. Trahan, Chair of Illustration & Design, Dawson College, Montreal, Canada
“Portraits and Beyond is, in a way, an artistic encyclopedia, a collection of the biographies of the greatest people. The books are based on symbolic portraits by
DA and are accompanied by simple text, which animates and humanizes it.”
-Russian Humanitarian House, Montreal, Canada
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Love what you are doing. Thank you!
-Timmi Jandro, Energy Muse, Founder/Global Sales, California, U.S.A.
-Natalia Kroukova, NK LAW, President, Toronto, Canada
Congratulations on opening your first show room. I wish you the absolute best of luck!
-Sincerely, Meghan Carter, renown American interior designer, U.S.A.
GALAXY DÉCOR textures look lovely. It reminds of the European homes where the walls are not drywall but plaster and the design is rolled on orthe plaster is tinted.
Something new for the North American market and something the Europeans can related to and make them feel like home.
-Christine Killinger, President CEO, Skal Montréal, Montreal, Canada
I like what you are doing. Great concept and work.
-Carmelo Blandino, famous Canadian artist, Florida, U.S.A.
Galaxy Decor with Alex Dymov (DA) has turned our house to a one of a kind place. Their unique textured design technology created a gorgeous look in the living room. The Magic Rock surface design made from our plain walls room a luxury and very impressive space, we enjoy with family and friends. Last but not least, the stone imitation as the Interior Decor market niche of
Galaxy Decor is much more affordable than natural materials like marble, granite, etc. Alex adapted our room colors to the beautiful rock like style.
It's is truly a new and fast growing trend in Home Decor.
-Fernando, Professional Badminton Coach, Toronto, Canada
My house in Brampton become a special place of intriguing designs. The living room with Magic Rock, the corridor with Nostalgia, and a bathroom with Sleeping Shells...
all together got an absolutely wonderful look. I would recommend Galaxy Decor to anybody who wants a uniqueness come to your place!
-Bibi, a daycare owner, Brampton-Toronto, Canada
DA and his team did an excellent job on my new house. They used 3 different technics and created an art work on the walls, ceilings and columns.
Everyone that enters our new house admires the work done by Galaxy Decor
-Dhafir, IT Engineer, Montreal, Canada
GALAXY DÉCOR does beautiful work, and is quite meticulous, and artistic with original flair. Besides you can't meet a nicer or more honest team. Very satisfied customer.
-Fadia Raffi, ROYAL LePAGE, Real Estate agent, Montreal, Canada
I hired this company to paint my bathrooms using a special sophisticated technique "faux fini". As seen, an artist took the creative approach to the job and even over-passed the expectations. Recommended to people searching to add a charm and a special character to the design of their home. He also masters other not trivial painting techniques
-Tatiana, Sutton, Real Estate agent, Montreal, Canada
GALAXY DÉCOR had redesigned my house in West Island. It completely changed the look of the place. My goal was to choose the company with the best quality standards. From removing the old wall papers to bringing the modern techniques (textures, faux, etc.), it was all at the highest professional level. I’ d like to admit exceptional customer approach of the team, desire to meet client requirement, and outstanding feeling of the customer needs in design and specially in choosing the colors. I am happy to recommend this unique Decorated Walls project to all Montréalers
-Margarita, PYRAMIDA Soft, President, CEO, Kiev, Ukraine
...Quand on entre a l'intérieur...vous allez voir des murs magnifiques peints par des talentueux créateurs..." "...you will SEE beautiful wall paintings made by the best Mural company in Montreal.
The masters of Home décor worked in Russian State Museum of St Petersburg. Images of Jerusalem, Kiev, Sofia, St Petersburg and Moscow create a spirit of places we all came from one day
-The Suburban, Montreal, Canada
J’ai bien aimé le travail d’GALAXY DÉCOR. C’est un companie de grand talent et d’une grande intégrité. Les prix demandés sont très raisonnables et il a un grand réseau de personnes capables d’entreprendre différents projets de rénovation. Je lui souhaite une longue carrière et tout le succès qu’il mérite
-Mostapha, Doctor of Mathematics, Montreal, Canada
Very interesting works of art. Great for people who don't want to look at a blank wall all day. Good for homes, offices, hotels...
-Pierre, A1 id Pro, Montreal, Canada
That's the whole difference: the man steps forward and creates Something out of nothing
-Boris Kletinich, Singer, Montreal, Canada
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