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Borisovich Vitkovsky (Vlаdimir Vitkovsky)

United States • born in 1950
Was born in Leningrad in 1950. 1971-1974 Bachelor of Graphic Arts. School of Graphics and Arts Education. Saint-Petersburg, Russia. 1975-1979 Master of Arts from the School of Applied Arts and Design. Saint-Petersburg, Russia. 1981-1982 Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture. Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In 1989 he emigrated from the Soviet Union, and his work began to receive international recognition. 1992 - First place, winner of the Boston Copley Association of Artists. Received a gold medal in Sweden at the International Art Competition in 1995, honorary diplomas in group exhibitions in 1994, 1995 and 1996 in Europe. Vladimir Vitkovsky used various innovations in his works, worked in many genres. His graphic works are subtle and fabulous - these are collages of mysterious faces, mysterious smiles ... Vladimir's works are in private collections around the world. His work was highly regarded by the Rev. Aloysius Ambrozik, Archbishop of Toronto and the Dupont family. Personal exhibitions: 2010-2020 - Vitkovsky Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, California; 2000-2009 - Cohen Rese Gallery, San Francisco, California; 2007 - Museum of San Leandro, San Leandro, California; 2000 - 2003 ARTWORKS, San Francisco, California; 2006 - House Gallery, Eldorado Hills, California; 2005 - Canvasation Art Gallery, The Bay, California; 1996 - Imagination Garden Gallery. Needham, Massachusetts; 1996 - Launch Gallery Newton, Massachusetts; 1995 - Bunker Hill Community College Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; 1995 - Temple Israel, Boston, Massachusetts; 1995 - JCC, Palo Alto, California; 1995 - Telecast "Reflections" dedicated to the work of Vitkovsky, California. Recent group exhibitions and shows: 2019 ArtSpan, Auction, San Francisco, CA; 2019 Richmond Immigrant Culture Festival Community Center, San Francisco, California; 2018 Starbright Theater, Campbell, CA; 2017 Samovar Hall, Mountain View, California; 2017 San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo, CA; 2017 Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento Arts Festival, Sacramento, CA; 2017 Ancien Musee de Peinture "Face A La Revolution", Place de Verdun, Grenoble, France; 2015 San Leandro Museum, California; 2015 WorldWide Art Los Angeles Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California. Until 2014: Cohen Rese Gallery, San Francisco, California; Yuntchi-Rieger Gallery, San Francisco, California; ArtWorks Fine Art Studio, San Francisco, California; House Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Eldorado Hills, California; Powell Street Gallery, San Francisco, California; Jacob-Javits Center, New York, New York; Asian Heritage, San Francisco, California; Queen Mary Auction, Los Angeles, California; International Exhibition Art Décor, Los Angeles, California; Powell Street Gallery, San Francisco, California; Art Collective Gallery, San Francisco, California; Concourse Center, San Francisco, California; Art Addiction Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; Third International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Stockholm, Sweden; First International Exhibition of Graphic Arts, Stockholm, Sweden; International collective exhibition, Instituto D'Arte, Barcelona, Spain; Russian Cultural Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Harbor Art Gallery, Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA. Awards and Prizes: 2000 Art Works Fine Art Studio Artists Guild of San Francisco, Conversation in Color, Juried Show, Best in Show, San Francisco, California; 1995 Art Addiction Gallery, Third International Miniature Art Competition, Gold Medal, Stockholm, Sweden; 1995 Art Addiction Gallery, Second International Graphic Art Competition, Certificate of Merit, Stockholm, Sweden; 1994 Art Addiction Gallery, First International Painting Competition, Diploma of Honor, Stockholm, Sweden; 1995 International Artistic Group, Diploma of Honorable Mention, Guernica, Spain; 1992 Painting from the Copley Artists' Association, 1st Prize, Boston, MA. Witkowski recently left San Francisco and lives in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Witkowski's paintings take the viewer from the representational world into the abstract. Its paint is a stark contrast between thin luminous layers and heavier impasto. The artist combines heightened realism with soft, smooth edges. Witkowski also uses the paint splatter technique as a counterpoint to represent elements of randomness and irrationality in human experience. However, in this bridge between the real and the surreal, the audience regains their own center and sense of humanity. The same process is evident in his ink on paper. Once again, we are fascinated by the magic and the function of his art in connecting the two worlds. Witkowski creates a wire between the worlds and invites the viewer for a walk.
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