Thesis in the CVC (workshop BV Johansson) is a "balcony", the rating is good. The training took place at the picturesque faculty, qualification of the artist painting.
Muralist. Member of the Union of artists of the USSR.
(1933, Leningrad – 1977, Leningrad)
In 1952 he graduated from the Leningrad art College. V. A. Serov.
From 1953 to 1959 he studied at the Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture. I. E. Repin in the Studio of B. V. Ioganson. Was one of the initiators of the artistic group "Eleven", for which the main sense of the image was the subject.
The vatenin, treating the subject primarily as a password in communication with the audience, created a special type of picture. It is based on the principle of the still life, but "objects" are images freely shuffling the author's idea. "Action" is determined by the roll call, the associative relationship of the individual fragments.
In the history of Russian art Vatenin as if he combined the two phases: typical for the 1960s, a lyrical romanticism, the interplay of "poetry" and "prose" – and particularly prevalent in the 1970-ies of associative pricelist, grotesque, temporary deepening of the cultural Foundation. In many ways, the master had revealed himself as a pioneer of the artistic process, often ahead of his contemporaries.
Work Vatenina presented in state Russian Museum, state Tretyakov gallery, Samara art Museum and other museums in Russia (in Petrozavodsk, Arkhangelsk, Vologda), as well as in private collections.