Aleksandr received his first education in Minsk at the easel painting department. Then, he pursued his education and graduated from the Stieglitz Academy in Saint Petersburg, Department of Monumental and Decorative Painting.
Biruk made several monumental projects, among them are:
- A painting of a bridge in Ivatsevichi within the ArtLocation project.
- Paintings for the center of Habilitation for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) "Anton Tut Ryadom" ("Anton’s Right Here") in St. Petersburg. - Paintings for the Zoon in Moscow.
- A large monumental project that included more than 60 square meters of wall painting and more than 11 square meters of stained glass for St. Petersburg Christian University.
"I see my painting practice more like music or poetry. Music is abstract, its composition is subject to mathematical laws - but in its abstractness, it can translate the depth of meaning. I am very passionate about creating such visual-musical compositions. Figurativity, being the second layer in my paintings, I consider as words in a song, superimposed on music and subordinated to its structure. In painting, I am particularly interested in how these abstract accents are distributed over recognizable figurative forms - creating very rhythmic poetry. Being a monumental artist, I still think of my paintings as "mediums" connected to the environment. In the case of paintings that are not painted for a specific space - their "mediumness", their connection with the environment is rather meaningful. I don't think of a painting as a window to some world that you have to somehow get out of ours. On the contrary, I think of paintings as artifacts that form "this" reality and "this" environment. Just as planted trees turn a desert into a garden, rather than becoming symbols of an unattainable paradise", says the artist.
The works of Aleksandr Biruk are in private collections in Europe, USA, UAE, Belarus, and Russia, as well as in the collection of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg. Aleksandr lives and works in Tbilisi. Georgia.