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ALEXANDER ZAGOSKIN

Supported by:
  • Viacheslav Zarenkov Project "Creative World"
From the Letters to Myself series. 2014. Sheet I. Water color, ink, pen on paper. 40x80. Property of the author
4 march 2015—6 april 2015
The retrospective exhibition of the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Alexander Zagoskin comprises around 50 paintings and graphical works. The exhibition can be seen as a unique stop-motion of the artist's personal development in the art world for the last several decades - from the period of the author's close interest to the theme of druids (late 1980s) to non-figurative canvases of 2010s. As a film artist who had taken part in producing more than 20 films, and some science and cartoon films (including his own cartoons), in 1980s A.Zagoskin started to exhibit his paintings and graphical works in Russia, and later, abroad. Despite his collaboration with the Leningrad Art Society whose members followed the principles of non-conformism of 1950-1980s, and relations with such representatives of the Society as A.Zadorin, V.Lukka, V.Mikhailov, N.Sazgin, etc., Zagoskin unlikely was influenced by their oeuvre. Exceptional role in revealing of the artistic intention is given to the complex symbolism of color and its decorative features, where the exquisite glazing technique creates an effect of gleaming from the inside. Another key element of Zagoskin's artistic manner is the motif of movement, cultivated even in the titles of his work (Movement in Yellow, 2014). This artistic conception is juxtaposed to the motif of stop, which is developed in the image of a mirror, window or in an emotional experiencing of the "inner landscape" (14 graphic works from the Letters to Myself series).

Woman in Crinoline (White). 2010. Acrylic on canvas. 180x128. Property of the author Wrinkle. 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 90x60. Property of the author Abruption. 2014. 151x120. Acrylic on canvas. Property of the author

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Nikolay Rybakov. Yeniseian Routes

21 november 2019—14 january 2020

The exhibition of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Nikolai Rybakov presents more than 70 works: paintings, graphic works, and enamels.

Dmitry Kaminker

Dmitry Kaminker

14 november 2019—7 january 2020

The exhibition presents the works by a famous St. Petersburg sculptor Dmitry Kaminker made in bronze, stone, wood, plaster or paper.

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