Igor
Kislitsyn

born in 1948 • artist

Biography and information

Igor Vasilyevich KISLITSYN
june 10, 1948 Moscow
Painter, graphic artist, stage designer, iconographer.
On the mother's side of the family are painters, on the father's side - cabinetmakers. The first teacher of painting was a painter, mother's brother K.S. Ipatov, a pupil of V.N. Baksheyev.
1966-1971 studied at the Moscow Art School in Memory of 1905.
After graduating from the college, not ceasing to paint, working as a scenographer in theaters in Lipetsk, Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Vladivostok, etc. (1978-82)
In 1983-85, as an iconographer, he participated in the painting of the iconostasis of the Svyato-Danilovsky Monastery in Moscow.
He belongs to the circle of artists commonly referred to as the second avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s, or the circle of "unofficial, other" art.
Beginning in 1974, the non-conformist apartment exhibitions, the House of Culture at the VDNKh, the famous one-day open-air exhibition in Izmailovo, etc. since 1976 he has exhibited with such significant figures of Moscow underground art of the older generation as A.Zverev, D.Plavinsky, O.Rabin, V.Yakovlev, A.Kharitonov and others, constantly in the halls on Malaya Gruzinskaya Street (see catalog "Other Art", 1991), which presented an open challenge to the art policy of the state officials. (with Alexander Kharitonov, Anatoly Zverev and artists V.Sitnikov school was a friend and close contact). In 1975-78 as a member of the collection of A.Glezer (the organizer of the so-called "Bulldozer Exhibition", publisher, collector, founder near Paris of the Museum of Russian Art in Exile) - participant of exhibitions in Austria, West Germany, France.
since 1976 member of the Union of Artists of Russia, youth section; since 1991 member of the International Federation of Artists; since 1998 member of the Union of Artists of Russia
Participant of numerous exhibitions, in the country and abroad,
including personal ones:
1990г. Ramenka Gallery, Moscow;
1994 M'ars Gallery, Moscow;
1996 Central House of Artists. Moscow;
1997 Stand-alone exhibition in the halls of the State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val (nominated for the 1996 Russian State Prize for the cycle of works "Russian World");
1997 Personal exhibition at the Russian Embassy in Austria (Vienna);
1999 "Northern Voyage" in the exhibition halls of the MOSH of Russia on Begovaya;
2000 г. "Igor Kislitsyn's New Works" at the Line-Art Gallery, 41 Pyatnitskaya Street, Moscow;
2001г. Personal exhibition at the Sculptor's House in Spasolonavkovsky per;
2005г. "Black Sun. Romanov Gallery; 2012 personal exhibition in the halls of the Editorial Board of the magazine "Our Heritage";
2013г. "Direction Pole" in the exhibition halls of the MOSH of Russia on Begovaya str.
In his work, the artist often turns to the sacred artistic traditions of former eras: Old Russian and Byzantine icon painting, Romanesque frescoes, Gothic stained glass, etc. Steadily rising above any imitation of the canon, the artist plunges into the exploration of the multidimensional plastic codes of ancient images. The movement from the surface to the depths, to acquiring the inner artistic form is not without an active interpretation of the lessons of the Russian classical avant-garde, especially such masters as Goncharova with her appeal to folk art and Filonov with his "form invented".
In the early cycles of works ("White cycle", "Post tenebras lux"), each object or architectural object is transformed into a self-valuable "hero", emitting inner light, existing only thanks to this light in an unreal space. In the paintings of later periods, color becomes the most expressive and important artistic means, acquiring the quality of an independent full-fledged image (hence the cycles-dedications to individual colors, such as Praise of Blue).
In general, the maximum generalization, brevity of images, hieratic, lack of literary, flatness of the image is characteristic of Kislitsyn's work,

The artist's works are in the following collections:

Perm Art Gallery;
Udmurt Republican Museum
the Museum of Fine Arts, Izhevsk, Russia;
Pavlodar Art Museum, Kazakhstan;
State Art Museum of the Altai Territory, Barnaul;
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation;
m'ars Gallery collection, Moscow;
yakov and Tatiana Rubinstein's collection;
leonid Talochkin's collection, Moscow;
alexander Glaeser's collection;
kostaki collection, as well as in private collections in Russia, the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Belgium, Greece, Austria, Finland, etc.
He lives and works in Moscow.

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