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Vadim Leukhin

St.Petersburg, Russia

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Konzeptkunst, Malerei, Skulptur • Born in City Yurga, Siberia, Russia • Studied at St.Petersburg, Russia
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Artist statement

In discussing Leukhin’s painting, one must acknowledge that it is, first and foremost, a conceptual work. Part of the series was inspired by personal memories and feelings, while other parts engage with original photographs of that time. Drawing from photos, in this case, is not an end in itself, but instead serves to better represent his own ideas. The original photographs become quoted in these paintings, which are filled with new content...

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In discussing Leukhin’s painting, one must acknowledge that it is, first and foremost, a conceptual work. Part of the series was inspired by personal memories and feelings, while other parts engage with original photographs of that time. Drawing from photos, in this case, is not an end in itself, but instead serves to better represent his own ideas. The original photographs become quoted in these paintings, which are filled with new content and enter into another contextual space. This has nothing to do with imitation; it is a very delicate, intellectual game, a dialogue with the original. A collage of quotations, temporal overlaps and disruptions determines the visual component of painting. This is not a historicization of the past, but instead an attempt to relativize it for the present – the unfulfilled promise of the future.

City of childhood / a series of painting / 120x150cm, acrilic on canvas

City of childhood / a series of painting / 120x150cm, acrilic on canvas

City of childhood / a series of painting / 100x125cm, acrilic on canvas

City of childhood / a series of painting / 100x125cm, acrilic on canvas

City of childhood / a series of painting / 130x190cm, acrilic on canvas

City of childhood / a series of painting / 130x190cm, acrilic on canvas

City of childhood / a series of painting / 120x150cm, acrilic on canvas

City of childhood / a series of painting / 120x150cm, acrilic on canvas

City of childhood / a series of painting / 120x150cm, acrilic on canvas

City of childhood / a series of painting / 120x150cm, acrilic on canvas


EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2015

Pushkinskaya 10, Gallery 2,04, City of childhood , St. Petersburg .

2007

Solo exhibition in the halls of the Art Institute, Novosibirsk.

GROUP

2016

exhibition " Football - Hockey ", Regina Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow.

Exhibition "Where is heaven on earth " , the Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta , St. Petersburg

2015

participant of 25th Film Festival Cottbus - Eastern Europe between neoteric urbanity and traditional comprehensions of homeland, Cottbus, Germany.

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WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Works are in museums in Russia: in the Museum of Decorative and Applied Art Academy Arts and Design named after Baron Stieglitz, in Cyril-Belozersky museum. As well as in private collections in Russia, Germany, Israel.

PUBLICATIONS

AWARDS

2014 – A nominee for Strabag Artaward International contemporary art award, Vienna, Austria.

EDUCATION (detailed)

2003 - 2008 – study at the Institute of Art, Novosibirsk.

2008 -2014 – study at St. Petersburg Academy of Art and Design named after Baron Stieglitz, Department of monumental and decorative painting.

2013 - 2015 – study at St. Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation, course for artists "New technologies in Contemporary Art."

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For more information and inquiries about this artist, please contact Artitious by emailing to artist@artitious.com

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