until 06.05. | #1177ARTatBerlin | JeanMichelBerlin exhibits from 6th April 2017 under the title “Academic Painting of the 20th and 21st Century” paintings of Aleksandr Reznichenko (Ukraine), Symbolism/Art Nouveau Nouveau and German Dontsov (Latvia), impressionism.
Born in 1968 in Kharkov, he visited various art schools and the state academy of art and design.
The works of Aleksandr Reznichenko are easy to recognize, they attract attention by the original pattern and the peculiarity of his artistic language. He is convinced that art has to go beyond the “boring banality”. With his art he tries – like the symbolists – to combine real life with his ideal perceptions. For the original embodiment of his reflection, the artist uses elements of modernity with its characteristic decorative effect, characterized by combinations of colors. In his creative work Aleksandr Reznichenko turns to eternal patterns and symbols.
Dream / sleep (inspired by his then small daughter) or a deep unworldliness of the personage were often important components in the works of the symbolists. In his paintings, fantasy and reality are closely interwoven. Turning to fairy tales, he does not illustrate them, but creates his own poetic world of solid beauty. Monumental paintings representing the theme of orthodoxy have a permanent place in the creative work of the artist.
Since 1989 his works were shown on numerous national and international exhibitions. Artistic design of the St. Dimitri church in Kharkov and the Zlatoust church in Yalta.
His works are represented in many private and public collections in Ukraine, Russia, USA, Germany, Ireland, France, Belgium and Austria.
Born in 1916 in Saratov (Russia), he studied at the art institutes in Astrakhan and Kharkov (Ukraine) as well as at the Academy of Fine Arts in Riga (Latvia), where he also worked as a teacher.
His work is focused on figural, historical and landscape painting. He made a convincing contribution to Latvian painting thanks to the sharpness of his life observation and characterization art.
In his figurative works he portrayed the life of the countrymen and fishermen. He preferred not only the work result but also the working process, because it gave him the opportunity to paint the working people in various poses and perspective shortening.
German Dontsov did not seek after drawing refinement, since the picturesque was the most important for him, a pasty color with fine tonal gradations, adequate lighting and atmosphere, harmonious balance of warm and cool colors. Due to saturation of colors, the milieu has an convincing effect on the spectator and the figures in the foreground provide a sense of presence and co-experience.
In his last years he mainly painted landscapes. He had a very fine sense, which helped him to reflect the colors and capture the moods of nature.
Since 1939 he has shown his works in more than 80 exhibitions inter alia in the USA, Japan, Germany, Finland and Switzerland. In 1967 he received the recognition of the Royal Academy of Arts London, one of the most important art institutions in Great Britain. His paintings are in numerous national and international, private and public collections in the USA, England, France, Switzerland, Finland, Chile and Germany. The artist died in Riga in 2001.
Vernissage: Thursday, 6th April 2017, 7 p.m to 10 p.m
Exhibition period: Thursday, 6th April to Friday, 6th May 2017Zur Galerie JeanMichelBerlin
Image caption 1 (cover): German Dontsov (1916-2001), “Spring”, 1970, 90×100 cm, Öl on Canvas
Image caption 2 (trees): Aleksandr Reznichenko (1968), Nebel und Birke, 2002, 110 x 110 cm, Öl auf Leinwand
Image caption 3 (woman): Aleksandr Reznichenko (1968), Flora, 1997,55 x 80 cm, 21,5 x 31,5 inch, Oil on Canvas, Ohne Rahme
Exhibitions Berlin Galleries: Aleksandr Reznichenko + German Dontsov – JeanMichelBerlin | ART at Berlin