Shelkovsky Igor Sergeevich
1937  

Shelkovskiy Igor

December 20, 1937 (Orenburg)

painter, graphic artist, sculptor.


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Шелковский, Игорь Сергеевич

Biography

Shelkovskiy Igor

December 20, 1937 (Orenburg)

painter, graphic artist, sculptor.

studied at the Moscow Art College of memory 1905 (1954-1959). In 1962-1966 worked as a restorer of icons and frescoes in Novgorod and Moscow.

In 1960 Shelkovskiy became friends with the future leaders of the Moscow Conceptualism and Sots Art. In 1963, first exhibited his works in the cafe "Blue Bird" in Moscow. In 1969 in the Central House of Arts (Moscow) has passed his first personal exhibition.

In 1976 he emigrated to France. In Paris Shelkovskiy became increasingly turn to social themes. His works were exhibited at the Venice Biennale and May Salon in Paris (1977), at "dissidents" in Lodi (Italy) and at the cabin "new reality" in Paris (1978), at the cabin "Young sculpture in Paris (1979, 1983 ), as well as at numerous exhibitions in France, Germany, Italy, etc.

In 1979, the artist organized journal AZ "on the non-modern art, literature and philosophy, and existed under his leadership until 1985. Since 1985, it took several of his personal exhibitions: Gallery "Maria Clara brawn" (Dusseldorf, Germany: 1990, 1991, 1993, 1997), in the gallery "Cassandra" (Drebak, Norway: 1990, 2001), in the gallery "Delirium he Formason "(Paris, France: 1999, 2000, 2001) and in other galleries in Paris, Oslo, Munich, Cologne, Vienna. There was more than 20 personal exhibitions of the artist, mostly abroad.

in 1987 was the exhibitor of the exhibition "Art 1960-1980" at the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), and in 1991 - the exhibition "The Other Art" (ibid.).

«... I am interested to work in different genres, techniques, each I am looking for the essence of their opportunities: in the painting - the color, texture, in the sculpture - the volume, the space in the schedule - line, spot, and so on.

... In sculpture, I was not interested in an array of stone, plaster, bronze, but rather outline, scheme, and transparency. I like to paint in the air, the view sees the line, contour, and only the imagination creates a common, ie the object itself. On the one hand, this method images of objects, shapes, can come close to realism about domestic properties, on the other - it makes it possible to turn things into a symbol, image, equal to almost road sign, a short and comprehensible to all, as laconic formula ... In painting, I used points, dotted line instead of a continuous line, because it seemed to me that such a discontinuity activates the eye, gives him the opportunity to wander in search of the whole, to organize it yourself.

Maybe I already repeated, but I have always lived by the rule: that does not change, it is aging. I tried not to miss anything of value to me, remembering the old expression "what a clever, my" » (Press Release Igor Shelkovsky Gallery" Fine Art ". Moscow, 9 October - 3 November 2006) .

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