"Who is Who" in Russia (2007):

Mandjos Andrey Lvovich the public figure, the artist. Andrey Mandjos enamel mosaic; 125362, Moscow, street the Big Quay, 11; 10/9/1959, the city of Moscow; the Spouse: Belief of Nikolaevna; Children: Alexander (1983), Pavel (1987); Parents: the Lion of Pavlovich (1927-2001) - the military musician, Maria Mihajlovna (1929-97) - the dressmaker, the poetess; Mandjos Lev Pavlovich occurred from an ancient Cossack sort of the Zaporozhye Cossacks having own arms; Formation: 1980 - the militia Higher school (the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, the city of Karaganda); 1984 - the Higher artly - industrial school (former Stroganovsky); 1976-96 - the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR (Russian Federation), from the cadet to the senior inspector of management; with 1996 on the present - the free artist; with 2004 the head of "1st School of an enamel mosaic"; A.L.Mandjos - the representative of a unique trade, since 2001 - first-ever enameller-mosaicer; The founder of a new kind of art technics - the enamel mosaic carrying his name, with 1/10/2002 - A.L.Mandjos holds the international patent and a priority of the right of the industrial property on its invention; the author of idea and the creation project "Enamel room" (some kind of analogue known "the Amber room"); three times the nominee on world records in the field of classical art.

"Each soldier whom executing the order, has risen towards to machine-gun fire and was lost, - the hero."  - Andrey Mandjos

It is awarded by the reading and writing of the adviser of the President of Russia on culture, 2007 "For the special contribution to world both domestic culture and the invention of a new art form -" Mosaics from hot enamel ", various awards; for the first time has created" stained-glass window an enamel mosaic ", and in January, 2006 has thought up absolutely new in art -" the mosaic salary of an icon ". Besides A.Mandjos's wall decorative panels creates in an enamel mosaic of a sculpture and an interior detail, cult and household subjects, jeweller ornaments and mosaic pictures. Its greatest mosaic picture" the City on Neva, mosaic travel across St.-Petersburg ", created to the 300 anniversary of northern Capital, and a unique mosaic portrait of the great Russian scientist" Mihajlo Lomonosov "became the greatest achievements of the master for today; Will organise and co-ordinates the Moscow house of masters, the International association of artists on ice "the Moscow ice", the Russian centre of modern patriotic art, gallery "Unknown soldier", creative association "Art mosaic", creative agency "Mandjos - design"; the organizer of the manufacture first in Russia (1995) of "jeweller cosmetics of Turman"; A.L.Mandjos works in the Union of search groups of Russia - the main organisation of the country on search of victims and the missing soldiers; in 2002 Russian petanque "(game by the present kernels of 1812) has invented" and has organised the club first in Moscow; in 30 years, the non-party; as the artist, the person and the figure is national property of Russia; About 30 articles (2001-05) it is published about A.L.Mandjos and its creativity, including in magazines:" The jeweller review "," Azure "," Art council "and in popular editions, A.L.Mandjos creativity repeatedly was a theme of teleplots on television channels" Cultures "," "," RTR "," NTV "," ", REN TV,"-1", etc. (2002-05), the author of patriotic film scripts and projects; social recognition; a member of the International art fund, the responsible secretary of the Union of search groups of Russia, the head of gallery" Unknown soldier ", the president of club" Russian petanque ", the honorary member of Russian club of records"Lefthander"(with 2004) and Associations" Russian records "(with 2006), etc.; Hobbies: search expeditions, surfing, an enamel mosaic and Russian petanque; German, English; Web-site: www.mosaics-mandjos.ru

"Enamel mosaic of Andrey  Mandjos" - a mosaic from hot jeweller enamel - a mosaic of XXI century - a new kind of art from the classical materials, not having analogue in a history of world culture. Official web-site first-ever of  ARTISTS- ENAMELER, MASTER OF MOSAIC (ENAMELER-MOSAICER) and the owner of the INTERNATIONAL PATENT of the Russian Federation on engineering of an enamel mosaic, the author of the project "Enamel room" - of Andrey L'vovicha Mandjos, Moscow, Russia.  www.mosaics-mandjos.ru

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Enamel art. 21st century.

          Moscow-based enameller-mosaicer Andrey Mandjos stands out among other artists who contributed to the development of enamel art; he invented his own new trend in art, the enamel mosaic. His contribution to the development of traditions of Russian enamel art has become more evident every year; the collection of his mosaic pieces has become increasingly famous not only in Russia but also in the rest of the world.  

          The history of enamel making is thousands of years old, beginning with Ancient Egypt. Originally, enamel was applied to metal castings, then cloisonné enamel appeared followed by painted enamel and enamel miniature.  This is a unique situation because altogether intuitively, driven only by his passion and interest, Andrey Mandjos started to experiment with enamel mosaic and discovered a brand new field within the art of enamel in the beginning of 21st century. 

Hot enamel always has been regarded as a difficult material because it is hard to process, and any such items are valued as jewellery. The properties of hot enamel are comparable to those of precious stones, but it offers a much wider range of capabilities. The circle of artists working with hot enamel has always been narrow and their customers throughout history have included high-class people. By inventing the technique of enamel mosaic, Andrey Mandjos has positioned hot enamel as a cutting-edge innovation as far as authoring art and creative materials are concerned.   

At first glance there seem to be no difference between mosaics made of stone, smalt or enamel. However, the point is not that the artist invented a difficult enameling technique, but rather, that he realized and felt very well that enamel applied to mosaic creates an absolutely different effect as far as artistic visual perception is concerned. In fact, enamel mosaic retains the full range of coloristic and precious properties of enamel plus it allows working in the field of fine art, i.e. mosaic pictures, along with any type of décor and ornament. Enamel is based on glass and these properties of enamel as a glass mix help make visual artistic impression impossible with any traditional mosaic materials.   

For Andrey Mandjos his enamel mosaic is not merely his profession or work but rather a lifestyle. He invariably sets new artistic objectives to be achieved by means of his invention and fulfills them. His artwork is always recognizable within respective root systems, schools and genres; these include figurative pieces, ornamental motifs and decorative solutions ranging all the way from jewellery to large interior sets which designers and architects can use in their projects. By means of the art of enamel he creates a new imagery, looks for individual and advanced solutions thus bringing the enamel art up to date, making it interesting and sought after in the 21st century, harmonizing it with the times we live in. 

As you look at the end product of Andrey Mandjos, it seems easy to make but enameling technology with its multiple bakes and very difficult material is a real challenge to an artist, specifically, the problem of colorism. His achievements in the field of enamel art are very impressive and every year his art becomes more mature and attracts increasing attention from his fellow artists and the public. In recent years, his art has been thoroughly analyzed by art theorists and art critics. Few artists can say they invented something within an old genre of art, especially with regard to an established genre with its own system of perception stereotypes.  Andrey Mandjos made it. 

The art of enamel mosaic and any mosaic in general is a premium art and therefore it needs to be nourished and supported. Typically, all objects related to mosaic are made on order as part of large-scale projects and require adequate funding. In Russia it was Lomonosov who started making mosaics and this art was patronized by Russian emperors. Nicholas I used his own money to pay for Russian artists who studied in Florence and Rome and then created famous pictures in the St. Isaac Cathedral, this is why today we can boast Russian mosaics and other preserved works of art.  

The art of Andrey Mandjos is perfect for shaping the image of Russia as a great cultural nation, which is high on the agenda today. Andrey Mandjos devised an ambitious project, which he named Enamel Room (by analogy with the Amber Room) and in order to implement it he seeks the input from art sponsors, his followers and disciples.

Concerning the contribution of Andrey Mandjos to national heritage, it is worth mentioning an example of the French state approach to such matters, because the French system of support for national heritage proved to be the most similar to our Russian system, i.e. in France they greatly care for and support both the national artistic heritage and the living heritage, that is, those who maintain age-long skills and tradition of working with various art materials. 

Enameller-mosaicer Andrey Mandjos fully fits into these two evaluative categories, i.e. national heritage and living cultural heritage. And the circle of people who understand and realize this will broaden more and more, as happened in early 20th century when the activity of two leading Russian jewelers, Ovchinnikov and Faberge, was perceived by Russian society as a matter of national pride and a nationwide phenomenon. In a similar way, the art of Andrey Mandjos can be rightly perceived by us as an indicator of todays level of the national cultural heritage. 

Head of Metals and Stone Department of  All-Russian Decorative-Applied and Folk Arts Museum, honored art worker,   A.A. Guilodo