The art object entitled Fountain, by well-known St Petersburg sculptor Dmitry Kaminker, is currently on display in the courtyard of the Russian Museum’s Stroganov Palace. The installation is comprised of a multi-figure bronze sculpture and a custom-built pedestal. Dmitry Kaminker first sculpted the group of figures Leningrad Time in the 1970s. In 2022 the sculptor joined forces with autonomous non-commercial organization Free Artists to produce this cast of the work using a plaster mould of the original.
The sculpture was first installed in the Stroganov Palace’s courtyard in the fall of 2022, coinciding with the Leonid Kolibaba solo exhibition. The piece symbolizes the flow of time, depicting the peculiar St Petersburg way of life and its notoriously changeable weather.
Both locals and visitors seemed to appreciate the work immensely. Responding to the positive feedback, the Russian Museum, in conjunction with Free Artists, has decided to put Fountain on view again.
Dmitry Kaminker is a prominent sculptor whose works are now an inseparable part of St Petersburg’s contemporary cultural scene. He is one of the founders and directors of Ozerki Artists’ Village, a unique creative community in St Petersburg.
Born in 1949, Dmitry Kaminker now lives and works in St Petersburg.
He is a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts (Sculpture Department, 2021), Merited Artist of the Russian Federation (2013) and member of the Artists’ Union of the USSR and Russia (1980).
Dmitry Kaminker graduated from the Department of Architectural and Decorative Sculpture of the Mukhina Higher School of Art and Industry in Leningrad in 1973.
The Russian Museum thanks Admiral Logistics Group and theFree Artists autonomous non-commercial organization for making this exhibition possible.
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