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Aleksandrovich Mashin

Russia • 1945−2019

Biography and information

Artist painter. The author of a universal plan. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia.
Vyacheslav Alexandrovich was born on February 18, 1945 in the village of Navlya, Bryansk region. In 1971 he graduated from the Graphic Art Department of the Smolensk Pedagogical Institute (teacher honored artist of Russia V.E. Samarina). Until 1981. - senior artist of the art-production workshop (Onega, Arkhangelsk region). Since 1981 lives and works in Bryansk. 1981-1991. - the chief artist of the construction organization "Glavbryanskstroy". From 1991 - artist of the Bryansk art production workshops in Bryansk branch of the Union of Artists of Russia. 1998 - Member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Participates in exhibitions since 1971 (participant regional, zonal, regional, all-Russian exhibitions). 1995 г. - group exhibition, (Bryansk), personal exhibition (city of Bryansk). 1997 - The 8th exhibition of the central regions of Russia, (Moscow), the International group exhibition, (Germany). 1997 - Diploma of the Secretariat of the Board of the Union of Russian Artists for successful participation in the 8th exhibition of the central regions. 1998 - International group exhibition, (Germany). 1999 - Diploma of the International German organization "Artibus" for participation in charity exhibitions in Germany. 1999 - Russian exhibition "Russia - 99", (Moscow), group exhibition "Bryansk - Emmerthal", (Bryansk), personal exhibition. 2000 г. - International group exhibition, (Germany). 2001 - Diploma of Municipality of Bryansk for contribution to the development of modern art. 2002 г. - group exhibition, Tula. 2002 - Diploma of the city council of Bryansk for participation in the competition "Our Bryansk - yesterday, today, tomorrow. In 2002 Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich was awarded with the Badge of Honour of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation "For Achievements in Culture". 2003 г. - He was awarded the medal "In memory of the 200th anniversary of the birth of F.I. Tyutchev. Mashin is the author of the universal plan. He appeals not only to many types of fine art, but within them he works in different genres and with different techniques. These are painting and original graphics, sculpture (round and relief), arts and crafts (woodcarving, batik, painting on fabrics, complex interior decoration) and even monumental (stained glass). One of the traits characteristic of the author: an attentive attitude towards synthesis, which is particularly evident in his work on the compositions of interior spaces, where along with the wall decor in a single style are solved and utilitarian items that fill these interiors: chandeliers, lamps, furniture, jewelry on tabletops ... And such works in his creative asset is several dozen. The artist is able to accurately convey the signs of life, its characteristic features. At the end of the 90-ies, now the last century, he repeatedly visited Germany and the result of these visits is a cycle of architectural landscapes "Through Germany. Genre compositions and portraits become more and more philosophical in content, close attention to the inner life of heroes, their state of mind. His portraits of the latest, both group and solitary, are marked by profound psychologism of images. Several landscapes, created almost at the same time. Compositions "In the Morning" (2004) and "In the Fog" (2004) are made with dotting, but it is not pointillism in its classical expression, rather a decorative approach to the pictorial "construction". Color "floats," almost hiding the contours of nature, forcing you to imagine and romanticize the "unseen. "Halqin Zavod (2002) is painted realistically, the color becomes self-sufficient and the work itself is emphasized pictorial in the best sense of the word. In Altukhov's Skete (2004) the blurring of color and tonal relations introduces an atmosphere of mystery, almost a fairy-tale reality. The method of multi-layered application of paint to canvas or cardboard is popular in his works. In this case, the image becomes three-dimensional, and to work with the colors is no longer a brush, and "mastikhin" - a special artist's trowel. His landscapes are numerous, but each has its own wholly individual artistic style, which testifies to the artist's creative mobility. Vyacheslav Mashin has his own vision of the environment, his own view of the seemingly most prosaic plot collisions, and, importantly, an original technique of execution. All this makes his works appealing to the viewer, both amateur and professional. Experimenting, the artist creates his own technology, the characteristic feature of which becomes a dense layer of color, which leads to the emergence of graphic and pictorial effect. He passed away on August 25, 2019. V. A. Mashin's works are in the funds of the Bryansk Regional Art Museum and Exhibition Center, in private collections in Russia and abroad.
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