SEMYON KOZHIN: VISIBLE IMAGES
Address: exhibition hall of the Auction House of the Russian Federation,
Gostiny Dvor, Khrustalny per., d. 1.
Exhibition opening: 1 March 2012 at 19:00
Runs from: 10.01 - 14.03.2012
At the exhibition hall of the Auction House of the Russian Federation, a personal exhibition of the young artist Semyon Kozhin is opening.
Semyon Kozhin is an outstanding adherent of the Russian realistic school, a graduate of the Russian Academy of painting, sculpture and architecture. He aspires to absolute fidelity in the depiction of reality.
“I am guided by the desire to create the sort of art which would tell the truth about the surrounding world,” Semyon says. “Any depiction is subjective. But I hope that my painting is close to nature and harmony. I do what I find interesting, what I believe it. And so I try to find unusual motifs and themes, and I travel a great deal, read and look around.”
The artist’s range of interests is unusually wide: historical painting, portrait, still life, landscape. His approach to working on each new canvas is unusual, he has no formulas, and no typical method.
Around 200 works are on display at the exhibition from the artist’s workshop and private collections, and many of them will be displayed for the first time. The multi-faceted talent of the artist can be seen at the exhibition, which manifests itself in still lifes, in the subtle psychological atmosphere of his portraits, and in his genre painting.
The landscape painting of the artist is worthy of particular attention. For all the diversity of the landscapes on display at the exhibition, they share a common feature: Kozhin not only tries to convey his impression from what he sees, but to experience it, to find and reflect his knowledge of nature, and create its intellectual portrait.
The genre and historical works of the artist are characterized by an enormous scholarly interest, which is seen most vividly in the painting “The Russian Hunt”. This work is given a central place in the exhibition, and is displayed to the wider public for the first time.
Semyon Kozhin lives and works in Moscow, is a member of the Creative Union of Russian Artists, and has been exhibiting his works since 2000, both in Russia and abroad – in Europe, America and China. Works by the artist are held in museum collections, private and corporate collections, in Russia and abroad.