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Semenovich Gorokhovsky


The designer of the works of M. Mikheeva, S. Rozval, Strugatsky brothers, M. ende, A. Jakubowski.

Schedule. Member of the Union of artists of the USSR.

He was born in Vinnytsia. In 1949-1954 he studied at the Odessa construction Institute, majoring in architecture. His first teachers in painting, drawing, art history was Gothelf G., A. Kopylov, A., bedding, T. Frayerman. A special memory of a lifetime Gorokhovsky kept about the lectures on fine arts A. Kopylova. After graduation, the distribution Gorokhovsky was sent to Novosibirsk where he first worked as an architect. From 1955 he began to work in easel graphics and book illustration in the West-Siberian book publishing house. From 1957 the artist began to participate in exhibitions. In 1968 he joined the Union of artists of the USSR. In Novosibirsk became acquainted with Mr. Gorokhovsky. Gritsyuk, a talented painter, gravitated to abstract expressionism. Gritsyuk had a great influence on the formation of artistic vision Gorokhovsky, and in the 1960s, the artist drew in an expressive manner in watercolors landscapes, portraits, still lifes.

A landmark moment in the work Gorokhovsky was 1972, when he met V. I. Pivovarov and Kabakov. In 1973 he to Moscow and entered the circle of Moscow conceptual artists. In Moscow, the artist turned to painting ("the DOUBLE portrait IN the SQUARE", 1975; "the SKY", 1975), has worked extensively in etching and silkscreen. The basis for his work was an old photo. This technique he began using in his work since 1972, even before arrival to Moscow. Picture Gorokhovskaya are based on the intrigue, the collision of the photographic image and the scenic spots of colour, which often invades the picture space and absorbs the image. The main theme of his works is the conflict between culture and civilization, between "old" and "new" ("the WALL", 1985; "BLOB", 1986; "PUNCH" 1990; "WHITE ACACIA", 1998). Paying tribute to time, Gorokhovsky used in his work several "conartists" techniques, referring to the political themes and motifs ("THREE", 1987; "WE WILL LIVE UNDER COMMUNISM", 1987; "enemy of the PEOPLE", 1988; "PERESTROYKA", 1989). In the late 1990s Gorokhovskaya worked not only on painting and graphics, but also on a series of photographic collages. Since 1974, the artist takes part in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. His works are in state Tretyakov gallery, Pushkin Museum im. Pushkin, the Russian Museum, the Museum "Tsaritsyno", Museum of Albertina in Vienna, Museum P. Ludwig, in Germany, the Museum "alpha Kyolic" in Tokyo, the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University in new Jersey, USA, as well as in numerous private collections. The artist lives and works in Moscow and Germany.


Bobrinskaya E. Conceptualism. M.,1994.

Kholmogorova A. Sots art. M.,1994.

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