Pokidishev was born in 1965 in the town of Penza, Russia. Pokidishev’s art is based on historical artistic traditions, expressive elements, images and symbols. His work has become the embodiment of modern ideas of St. Petersburg in painting and drawing. Pavel Pokidyshev creates his own world in the paintings, populated by characters that seem to come from the era of the late Renaissance, or from the brilliant eighteenth century. In 1984 he graduated from Penza Art College named after K. Savitsky. In 1993 he graduated from Saint-Petersburg Academy of Arts named after I. Repin.
Pavel Pokidyshev creates his own world in his paintings, populated by characters that seem to come from the late Renaissance, or from the brilliant eighteenth-century. Classical face and the decorative pattern are the artist’s distinguishing features; he was inspired by the sports that Russian nobles were fond of — hunting, sailing and riding. The artist showed the delight faces and always paid attention on the softness texture against the solid subject.