MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN

 

Mihail Chemiakin is a Russian painter best known for his Nonconformist, Surrealist, brilliantly colored compositions of figures, iconography, and space. Eschewing formal conventions of style and formality, Chemiakin draws inspiration and imagery from the canon of Western art history, often citing disconnected periods, figures, tropes, and conventions in his canvases. In his 1977 print Philosophy of the Sea 1 1977, for example, the artist includes the aesthetics of Cubism and Francis Bacon alongside the coded conventions of historical still-life painting. Born on May 4, 1943 in Moscow, Russia, Chemiakin's early life was marked by frequent travel, in part due to his family's military service. After study at the Il’ya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in present-day St. Petersburg, he gained notoriety by renouncing the popular Soviet style of Socialist Realism, and went on to become involved with the St. Petersburg Group of artists, wherein he developed the aesthetic treatise of Metaphysical Synthesism. Chemiakin currently lives and works in France.

MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN
MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN

VENTRE DE PARIS XII Lithograph on arches 21 1/4" x 30" 1977 edition of 225 signed and numbered Gallery list price: $2,500.00 Special price: $950.00

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MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN

METAPHYSICAL COMPOSITION Lithograph on arches 14" x 11 3/4" 1977 edition of 300 signed and numbered Gallery list price: $1,750.00 Special price: $600.00

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MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN

GENDARMES & REBEKKA Lithograph on blue papier japon 24" x 20 1/4" 1988 edition of 69 signed and numbered Gallery list price: $1,950.00 Special price: $600.00

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MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN
MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN

CARNIVAL IN ST. PETERSBURG LXXVIII Lithograph on green paper 17 1/2" x 17 1/4" edition of 125 signed and numbered Gallery list price: $1,950.00 Special price: $600.00

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MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN

CARNIVAL IN ST. PETERSBURG LXXVI Lithograph on turqoise paper 19 3/4" x 19 1/2" edition of 225 signed and numbered Gallery list price: $1,950.00 Special price: $600.00

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