5 interesting contemporary artists of Russia

Anastasia Sergeeva
30.08.2016

5 interesting contemporary artists of Russia

There is a very large number of contemporary Russian artists whose activities are known only in certain circles - the broad masses are often far from contemporary art and, by inertia, are content with knowledge only about the work of Russian classics. We want to rectify this situation, so we will further describe what the Russian contemporary artist is by the example of the following five authors.

Ilya Kabakov

This contemporary artist is one of the most significant Russian painters of his time, who personifies contemporary art, in particular, the soul of Moscow conceptualism. One of the paintings, “The Beetle”, written in 1982, was sold in 2008 at an auction in London for almost six million dollars and was included in the list of the most expensive paintings created by artists of Russia. Contemporary paintings by Kabakov are now on display in many museums around the world: in the New York Pace Gallery,Moscow Multimedia Art Museum and others.

Beetle on the leaves

I do not know how others resisted this terrible complex: “You are already 25 years old, and you are not Raphael yet!” But for me, this is one of the worst stimulating moments. (Ilya Kabakov)

Another significant work of the artist, “Holidays No. 6”, depicts a typical Soviet illustration, decorated with candy wrappers on top - they seem to mask the picture and thus represent a mock optimism, which hides a dreary reality. In general, the concept of escapism is inherent in the work of Ilya Kabakov - escape from the surrounding reality and immersion in art.

People walk along the avenue

Sergey Volkov

Many of his modern paintings Sergei Volkov wrote under the impression of a trip to Germany, where he had to go on a creative trip. A whole series of paintings devoted to German architectural Gothic and folklore and fanned by some symbolism. After the cycle of "German" paintings, the modern artist wrote a series on the subject of North American Indians and representing portraits of freedom-loving Indian leaders.

Tram in the winter city

And today the main theme of the artist's work is the beauty of Moscow landscapes: “Taganka”, “Street Stankevicha”, “Kadashevskaya Embankment”.Modern painting Volkova - this is an impressionistic image of a simple, everyday capital, the way it is, but in bright colors, which appear in the sun, traffic lights and colorful trams.

Avtoprobka in rainy weather

Gregory Bruskin

Gregory, or Grisha Bruskin, as his artistic name sounds, has admired the profession of an artist since childhood. While studying at an art school, he drew inspiration from the works of French Renaissance painters.

People with objects

I can call myself a happy person as long as I can work. (Gregory Bruskin)

In the 80s, when Bruskin was in exile, his work acquired a certain structure, with the help of which he was able to organize various symbols, signs and public myths. According to this approach, the modern artist united his works into entire series or collages, where he depicted objects and inscriptions, which are an allegory of any concept. One of these films, The Fundamental Lexicon, subsequently brought him fame when, at one of the auctions, Milos Forman himself won it - an Oscar-winning Czech and American director.

People with characters

Semen Faibisovich

Another famous Russian artist working in the popular style of photorealism.The author combines his modern paintings in a series: for example, "Razgulay", "Evidence", "At the train station". The last cycle of works includes the most expensive painting of the painter - “Soldier”, which left the auction at Phillips de Pury for as much as 311 thousand pounds.

Man in the subway

As the artist himself says, earlier in his works he wondered what exactly we see around us, drawing situations from everyday life: here is a man waiting for the train to arrive, now he is riding in a trolley bus ... Now Faibisovich is more interested in how we see: To convey the desired effect, the modern artist takes future scenes using an old mobile phone and then transfers it to the canvas.

The man in the train

Valery Koshlyakov

Contemporary artist Valery Koshlyakov is one of the most famous Russian artists, who has repeatedly represented the country at various world biennials. Louvre, Tretyakov Gallery, Center Pompidou, Russian Museum - everywhere you will find his works. The most famous canvas of the author was the painting "Versailles", in 2008, sold for 72.5 thousand pounds at the famous Sotheby's auction.

Antique architecture

I am modern only in the sense that your contemporary, and not in what I do contemporary art. (Valery Koshlyakov)

Monuments of past eras are a favorite subject of the artist's painting.Modern painting Koshlyakov has its own highlight, namely, the predilection for using not the most traditional materials for creative work: cardboard, fabric, packaging boxes, etc., although in recent years the painter often returns to the canvas. In an attempt to achieve a matte surface, the Russian artist avoids oil paints, preferring acrylic and tempera.

Artist in the process of work

You can also appreciate the palette of Russian visual art today by watching the following video report from one of the Manege Museum exhibitions:


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    5 interesting contemporary artists of Russia

    5 interesting contemporary artists of Russia

    5 interesting contemporary artists of Russia

    5 interesting contemporary artists of Russia

    5 interesting contemporary artists of Russia

    5 interesting contemporary artists of Russia

    5 interesting contemporary artists of Russia

    5 interesting contemporary artists of Russia

    5 interesting contemporary artists of Russia

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