Russian artist Игорь Гончаров graduated from Sverdlovsk Institute of Architecture in 1984. Since 1991, he has successfully held his solo exhibitions in Moscow, Vienna, Amsterdam, New York and other cities around the world.
He currently lives and works in Siberian environmental settlement "Dwelling of Dawn" Krasnoyarsk Krai (foothills of Sayan).
Igor Goncharov founded an art gallery in Chelyabinsk, aiming to bring together the best works of contemporary artists. He publishes catalog "E.RA" ( Epoch of Dawn) by contemporary Russian artists, photographers, graphic artists.
In February 1997, in New York Igor participated in the staging of Jean Cocteau’s "The Human Voice", where with actress Elena Antonenko and musician Sergey Letov, in a creative duo, they performed on stage the symbiosis of music, painting and acting, which by virtue of their originality became event in the cultural life of the Russian diaspora.
Since September 2005, participates in the traveling exhibitions "The spiritual path and Art", which took place in 15 cities of Russia and Europe - St. Petersburg (in the exhibition hall of the Union of Artists), Sofia (at American University), Riga (in the building of Academy of Sciences).
And then - Tallinn, Kiev, Kishinev, Klaipeda, Krasnodar, Voronezh, Almaty, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Moscow and Kharkov.
In March 2008, in Moscow in Expocentre "Arena", the Second Moscow International Art Festival "Traditions and Modernity" 650 artists from 25 countries presented their creative residents and guests. Igor Goncharov won in the in the category "fresh look".
Paintings of Goncharov demonstrate the brilliant skill of relief smear, can change the color and appearance depending on the lighting.
They combine the freshness of French Impressionism and elegance of Russian Silver Age. Painter himself has long ceased to convince all that he - though new, but still a realist, and prefers to avoid discussions on the identification of artistic method of his works.