Born in Moscow, Russia in 1968. He completed his studies at the Republican College of Art in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1987. He subsequently studied in the postgraduate program at the London's Royal Academy after receiving the Jack Goldhill and the Sir James Walker scholarships from 1993 to 1996. His work which has been described as a fused between ancient symbols and legends and its modernist form has a vibrancy of color that offers a modernist approach to the traditional Byzantine and Russian Art. He won several awards including the A.T Kearney Prize (1996) and the BP Portrait Award from the National Portrait Gallery in London (2002). D'Vatz then collaborated with Corrie Nielsen for London Fashion Week in 2011 and with fashion brand Alice + Olivia in 2015. He also illustrated the book, "The English Knight' by Christopher Long. Selected exhibitions include, "The Influence of Historicism," London (2012); Uzbekistan Embassy, London (2013); "The Rites of Spring," Abu Dhabi (2015); and "The Flight Into Egypt" in Notre Dame de France Cathedral, London (2015).