Technique: Encaustic

Slava Tch, sad painter

Slava Tch is the artistic name of Viatcheslav Tchstiline, originally from Russia and now residing in Canada since 1995. The choice of this name comes from a contraction between his first name and his last name, but also originally represented the union between him and his wife, now deceased, with whom he worked closely. In Russian, “slava” means glory and “tch” means tone, color and harmony.

Vyacheslav studied in several arts-related fields, such as visual arts, decorative arts and art history, but today he focuses his work more on encaustic painting. This ancestral pictorial technique, practiced by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, consists of binding pigments to melted beeswax. This process, which retains the traces of the brush, reveals unique textures and lustrous colors. From the landscapes of Slava Tch emerges a simple, sometimes even naive drawing of valleys, houses and trees which give the impression of moving, of dancing. His still lifes with flowers and fruit also seem animated. The art of these two artists translates into cheerfulness, joie de vivre and freshness.


  • Kharkov Artistic-Industrial Institute (now renamed academy), Kharkov, Ukraine
  • City of Kursk, Department of Culture, Russia
  • City of Kursk, Facilities and Property Management, Russia
  • Shopping Center Osterman, Witten, Germany
  • Atrium Center, Berlin, Germany
  • City Hall, Berlin, Germany
  • City Hall, Witten, Germany
  • Art Gallery "Arbat", Moscow, Russia
  • and several private collections in Germany, Poland, Ukraine, France, Bulgaria, Russia, England, as well as in Canada, the United States and Mexico.