Evolution of the human being is to form one’s mind to live in the present and integrating the experiences of the past and also the fantasies about the future.
The mission of an artist is to make this state of mind visible.
“When everything is dark, one must look for a light, so that the humans do not forget the way to the temple, so that the temple does not become a mere word. In the paintings of Mr Egorov we not only see a celebration of life and love, in them there is a hint, that even in the dark one can find the way to the temple. For us, our city is our measure of the honour, and one can preserve this honour by carrying one’s heart on the palm of a hand… and illuminating the way for the humans – and that is the only way.”
V.A. Biličenko, honoured cultural worker of the Russian Federation, director of the museum “Anna Akhmatova. Silver Age”, St. Petersburg, 1999
“And here comes an artist and explains with his work: The truth is real and obvious. The humans seek it in the distance, and it is near. To understand the secret of God and the world, one must simply change perspective – from the things of this world to one’s inner self – to the veiled unity of spirit, which is the foundation and the source of all things.”
Mirza Babaev, art historian, Tallinn, 1996
“The aim of the work of this artist is to overcome the diversity of the mundane perception, the one that decomposes the world into facts, phenomena, objects and details. He strives to find an artistic equivalent for the space of the inner life of a human being, to create an effect of presence of that space in his works and to help his observer to sense it as an essential characteristic of the individual existence.”
Prof. Dr. Tatjana Šechter, art historian, St. Petersburg, 1994