Gretsky, Dmitry

  • Home:
    Thornhill, Ontario
  • Title:
    Series Borderline: Mor
  • Media:
    Oil bars on canvas / bâtonnets d'huile sur toile
  • Dimensions:
    200 x 195 cm
  • Website:

Figurative art, group portraits, multi-figure compositions together with the genre of paraphrase comprise the sphere of my artistic interests. Often manifold enlargement and large formatting of my paintings allow bringing out in even the smallest object some quality normally not in character for this particular object, such as monumental-ity and significance. Such mega-scale gives most characters new meaning and a new voluminous “voice”. Creation of a smooth surface for each image, through the special artistic technique where the edge of the palm of hand is used to even the surface of the painting allow me to reach a specially deep graduation of tonalities. Reorganizing, rethinking and re-visioning of the historical events and facts, and searching for parallels between them create the base that I use as a source for my inspiration.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1970. Lives and works in Toronto, Ontario

EDUCATION:

1995

MFA in Studio Art, The State St. Petersburg Art Institute n.a. I. E.Repin, Russia


AUCTIONS:

2008

Shapiro, Blockbuster Auction of Russian Art, New York, NY, USA, April 17


2007

MacDougall, Friday 15 June 07


2001

Sotheby’s, ArtLink@Sotheby’s


AWARDS:

2012

The Kress Project Winner, The Georgia Museum of Art, U.S.A.


2010, 2009

Kandinsky Prize Long list Nominees, Moscow, Russia


2010

Sobey Art Award Nominee, Canada


2010

The State Award “Innovation”, Nominee, Moscow, Russia


1998

Grant from the Pollok-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY, U.S.A.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2012

“Borderline”, Gisich Gallery, Solo Show, St. Petersburg Russia


2011

“Terracotta”, Aidan Gallery, Solo Show, Moscow, Russia


2011

“Magda&Lena”, Gisich Gallery, Solo Show, St. Petersburg Russia


1998

“Signs”, The State F. Dostoevsky Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia


1997

“Highway 787”, The State A. Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia


1996

“Meat Factory”, Gallery Pont Neuf (Md. Chirac Association), Paris, France


1993

“Objects”, Vress Municipal Cultural Center, Belgium


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2013

Realism. Photorealism. Photo, AG Contemporary Art, New York, NY.


2010

Gallery Moos at The Burroughs Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


2010, 2009

Kandinsky Award


2010

Long List Nominee, Moscow, Russia


2002

Biennial of Contemporary Russian Graphic, C.A.S.E. Museum, NJ, USA


2000

“The Wonderful Seven”, C.A.S.E. Museum, Jersey City, NJ


2000

“Young Russia”, Grant Gallery, New York, NY, USA


1998

“The children of Perestroika”, Zalman Gallery, New York Gallery Building


MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS:
Colart Collection, Montreal, Canada
Erarta, Museum of Contemporary Art, St-Petersburg, Russia
C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, U.S.A.
The State Benout Museum, Peterhoff, Russia
The State Modest Musorgsky Museum, Russia
Petrozavodsk State Art Gallery, Petrozavodsk, Russia

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