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Gennadievich Vanin

born in 1964
Artist, Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation

Laureate of the international competition "Golden Palette"

Born June 17, 1964. In 1983 he graduated from the design department of the Saratov Art College. Returning from the army, he taught at the Children's Art School, collaborated with the Volga Book Publishing House. Then he left by invitation to Germany, where he worked under a contract for five years. Successfully exhibited in Stuttgart, Munich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg. In 1991, in Dusseldorf, he met Vladimir Nemukhin, one of the leaders of Russian non-conformism. Andrei was offered to stay, but he left. For several years he lived in Moscow, was engaged in design. The metropolitan bustle was difficult for the artist to endure, and he, “afraid of losing himself in it,” returned to Saratov, where he worked a lot and successfully.
The works of A. Vanin are in private collections in Russia, Cyprus, the USA, galleries and private collections in Germany.
The work of Andrei Vanin is always of interest to art lovers. The artist’s emotional, vibrant, colorful works seem to draw the viewer into the depths of their space, forcing them to examine small details, layer by layer to discover the plots and meanings hidden in it. The artist’s imagination boldly overcomes historical, geographical, literary latitudes and depths.
“The theme of Andrei’s paintings is quite complicated, it has many mythological codes, symbols: life and death, art. Chunks of reality are mixed with memories, associations, with fragments born of fantasy. As if liberated, the mobile substance of the subconscious, pouring into the channel of the “constructed mind” is realized in images-signs that build the space of the pantomime being played. These are some conditional “mask masks”, “signs of people and gestures”, not pretending to resemble people, but capable of portraying them with all desperate truth. ” Elena Dorogina, art critic

“He belongs to a generation of artists awakened by the rehabilitation of the early Russian avant-garde. His imaginative world repels and attracts at the same time - repels with his motives, and attracts with an irresistible persuasiveness of compositional, pictorial and rhythmic decision. His sophisticated fantasy world seems to be borrowed from hypnotic dreams. ”

“The works of Andrei Vanin, marked by the seal of undeniable talent and serious craftsmanship, are of great interest both in terms of their artistic qualities and as a characteristic sign of our complex and contradictory era. It is no coincidence that they are in demand by domestic and foreign art collectors. ” Yefim Vodonos, art critic


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